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World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

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World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

The World Short Track Speed Skating Championships are a senior international short track speed skating competition held once a year to determine the World Champion in individual distances, relays and Overall Classification. It is sanctioned by the International Skating Union and is usually held in March or April.

In 1967, the International Skating Union adopted short track speed skating, although it did not organise international competitions until 1976. World Championships have been held since 1981, though earlier events later received that status.

Skaters perform individual races in the 500 meters, 1000 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meters (super-final involving eight competitors with highest points after completion of other distances) and a four-person race, in the 3000 meters relay for women, and the 5000 meters relay for men. Points are given for each placings in the finals of individual distances (currently 34 points for 1st, 21 for 2nd, 13 for 3rd, 8 for 4th, 5 for 5th, 3 for 6th, 2 for 7th, 1 for 8th). From 2009, the leader after first 1000m in the 3000m super-final is given extra 5 points. The athlete with the highest points after the points for all individual distances are added up (maximum 141 points, 136 points before 2009) is declared the Men's or Ladies' Overall World Short-track Speed Skating Champion. In case of a tie in points, precedence is given to the athlete with higher placing in the 3000m super-final.

Overall classification medalists


Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1976 Champaign Alan Rattray Gaetan Boucher Andre Chabrerie
1977 Grenoble Gaetan Boucher Craig Kressler Hiroshi Toda
1978 Solihull James Lynch Harry Spragg Alan Rattray
1979 Quebec Hiroshi Toda Louis Baril Nick Thometz
1980 Milan Gaetan Boucher Louis Grenier Marc Bella
1981 Meudon Benoit Baril Gaetan Boucher Michael Richmond
1982 Moncton Guy Daignault Gaetan Boucher Louis Grenier
1983 Tokyo Louis Grenier Michel Delisle Guy Daignault
1984 Peterborough Guy Daignault Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Michel Daignault
1985 Amsterdam Toshinobu Kawai Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Louis Grenier
1986 Chamonix Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Guy Daignault Robert Dubreuil
1987 Montreal Michel Daignault
Toshinobu Kawai
none awarded Charles Veldhoven
1988 St. Louis Peter van de Velde Richard Suyten Tatsuyoshi Ishihara
1989 Solihull Michel Daignault Kim Ki-Hoon Mark Lackie
1990 Amsterdam Lee Joon-Ho Yuichi Akasaka
Wilf O'Reilly
none awarded
1991 Sydney Wilf O'Reilly Kim Ki-Hoon Lee Joon-Ho
1992 Denver Kim Ki-Hoon Mo Ji-Soo Lee Joon-Ho
1993 Beijing Marc Gagnon Sylvain Gagnon Chae Ji-Hoon
1994 Guildford Marc Gagnon Frederic Blackburn Chae Ji-Hoon
1995 Gjøvik Chae Ji-Hoon Marc Gagnon Song Jae-Kun
1996 The Hague Marc Gagnon Chae Ji-Hoon Orazio Fagone
1997 Nagano Kim Dong-Sung Marc Gagnon Saturo Terao
1998 Vienna Marc Gagnon Fabio Carta Kim Dong-Sung
1999 Sofia Li Jiajun Saturo Terao Fabio Carta
2000 Sheffield Min Ryoung Éric Bédard Li Jiajun
2001 Jeonju Li Jiajun Apolo Anton Ohno Marc Gagnon
2002 Montreal Kim Dong-Sung Ahn Hyun-Soo Fabio Carta
2003 Warsaw Ahn Hyun-Soo Li Jiajun Song Suk-Woo
2004 Gothenburg Ahn Hyun-Soo Song Suk-Woo Li Jiajun
2005 Beijing Ahn Hyun-Soo Apolo Anton Ohno François-Louis Tremblay
2006 Minneapolis Ahn Hyun-Soo Lee Ho-Suk François-Louis Tremblay
2007 Milan Ahn Hyun-Soo Charles Hamelin Apolo Anton Ohno
2008 Gangneung Apolo Anton Ohno Lee Ho-Suk Song Kyung-Taek
2009 Vienna Lee Ho-Suk J.R. Celski Charles Hamelin
2010 Sofia Lee Ho-Suk Kwak Yoon-Gy Liang Wenhao
2011 Sheffield Noh Jin-Kyu Charles Hamelin Liang Wenhao
2012 Shanghai Kwak Yoon-Gy Noh Jin-Kyu Olivier Jean
2013 Debrecen Sin Da-Woon Kim Yun-Jae Charles Hamelin
2014 Montreal Victor An J.R. Celski Charles Hamelin
2015 Moscow Sjinkie Knegt Park Se-yeong Wu Dajing
2016 Seoul
2017 Rotterdam
2018 Montreal


Year Location Gold Silver Bronze
1976 Champaign Celeste Chlapaty Kathy Vogt Peggy Hartrich
1977 Grenoble Brenda Webster Kathy Vogt Valie Reimann
1978 Solihull Sarah Docter Miyoshi Kato Patty Lyman
1979 Quebec Sylvie Daigle
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