World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

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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.

Short track speed skating winter sport, in which skaters skate on an oval ice track with a length of 111.12 m

Short track speed skating is a form of competitive ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters skate on an oval ice track with a length of 111.12 metres (364.6 ft). The rink itself is 60 metres (200 ft) long by 30 metres (98 ft) wide, which is the same size as an Olympic-sized figure skating rink and an international-sized ice hockey rink. Short track speed skating is the sister sport to long track speed skating and the cousin sport to inline speed skating.

International Skating Union international sport governing body

The International Skating Union (ISU) is the international governing body for competitive ice skating disciplines, including figure skating, synchronized skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating. It was founded in Scheveningen, Netherlands, in July 1892, making it one of the oldest international sport federations. The ISU was formed to establish standardized international rules and regulations for the skating disciplines it governs, and to organize international competitions in these disciplines. It is now based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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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

Men

SeasonLocationWinnerRunner-upThird
1976 Champaign Flag of the United States.svg Alan Rattray Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gaetan Boucher Flag of France.svg Andre Chabrerie
1977 Grenoble Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gaetan Boucher Flag of the United States.svg Craig Kressler Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hiroshi Toda
1978 Solihull Flag of Australia (converted).svg James Lynch Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Harry Spragg Flag of the United States.svg Alan Rattray
1979 Québec Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hiroshi Toda Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louis Baril Flag of the United States.svg Nick Thometz
1980 Milan Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gaetan Boucher (2) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louis Grenier Flag of France.svg Marc Bella
1981 Meudon Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Benoit Baril Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gaetan Boucher Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Richmond
1982 Moncton Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Guy Daignault Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Gaetan Boucher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louis Grenier
1983 Tokyo Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louis Grenier Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michel Delisle Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Guy Daignault
1984 Peterborough Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Guy Daignault (2) Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michel Daignault
1985 Amsterdam Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toshinobu Kawai Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louis Grenier
1986 Chamonix Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tatsuyoshi Ishihara Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Guy Daignault Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Robert Dubreuil
1987 Montréal Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michel Daignault
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toshinobu Kawai (2)
none awarded Flag of the Netherlands.svg Charles Veldhoven
1988 St. Louis Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter van de Velde Flag of the Netherlands.svg Richard Suyten Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tatsuyoshi Ishihara
1989 Solihull Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michel Daignault (2) Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Ki-Hoon Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mark Lackie
1990 Amsterdam Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Lee Joon-Ho Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yuichi Akasaka
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wilf O'Reilly
none awarded
1991 Sydney Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wilf O'Reilly Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Ki-Hoon Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Lee Joon-Ho
1992 Denver Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Ki-Hoon Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Mo Ji-Soo Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Lee Joon-Ho
1993 Beijing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvain Gagnon Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chae Ji-Hoon
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Ki-Hoon
1994 Guildford Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chae Ji-Hoon
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Frederic Blackburn
none awarded
1995 Gjøvik Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chae Ji-Hoon Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Song Jae-Kun
1996 The Hague Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chae Ji-Hoon Flag of Italy.svg Orazio Fagone
1997 Nagano Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-Sung Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Saturo Terao
1998 Vienna Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon (4) Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Carta Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-Sung
1999 Sofia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jiajun Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Saturo Terao Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Carta
2000 Sheffield Flag of South Korea.svg Min Ryoung Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Éric Bédard Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jiajun
2001 Jeonju Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jiajun (2) Flag of the United States.svg Apolo Anton Ohno Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marc Gagnon
2002 Montreal Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-Sung (2) Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun-Soo Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Carta
2003 Warsaw Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun-Soo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jiajun Flag of South Korea.svg Song Suk-Woo
2004 Gothenburg Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun-Soo Flag of South Korea.svg Song Suk-Woo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jiajun
2005 Beijing Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun-Soo Flag of the United States.svg Apolo Anton Ohno Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg François-Louis Tremblay
2006 Minneapolis Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun-Soo Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Ho-Suk Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg François-Louis Tremblay
2007 Milan Flag of South Korea.svg Ahn Hyun-Soo Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin Flag of the United States.svg Apolo Anton Ohno
2008 Gangneung Flag of the United States.svg Apolo Anton Ohno Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Ho-Suk Flag of South Korea.svg Song Kyung-Taek
2009 Vienna Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Ho-Suk Flag of the United States.svg J.R. Celski Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin
2010 Sofia Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Ho-Suk (2) Flag of South Korea.svg Kwak Yoon-Gy Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liang Wenhao
2011 Sheffield Flag of South Korea.svg Noh Jin-Kyu Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liang Wenhao
2012 Shanghai Flag of South Korea.svg Kwak Yoon-Gy Flag of South Korea.svg Noh Jin-Kyu Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Olivier Jean
2013 Debrecen Flag of South Korea.svg Sin Da-Woon Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Yun-Jae Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin
2014 Montréal Flag of Russia.svg Viktor Ahn (6) Flag of the United States.svg J.R. Celski Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin
2015 Moscow Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjinkie Knegt Flag of South Korea.svg Park Se-yeong Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wu Dajing
2016 Seoul Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Han Tianyu Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin Flag of Hungary.svg Sándor Liu Shaolin
2017 Rotterdam Flag of South Korea.svg Seo Yi-ra Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sjinkie Knegt Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Samuel Girard
2018 Montréal Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Charles Hamelin Flag of Hungary.svg Sándor Liu Shaolin Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Dae-Heon
2019 Sofia Flag of South Korea.svg Lim Hyo-jun Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Dae-heon Flag of Russia.svg Semion Elistratov

Ladies

SeasonLocationWinnerRunner-upThird
1976 Champaign Flag of the United States.svg Celeste Chlapaty Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kathy Vogt Flag of the United States.svg Peggy Hartrich
1977 Grenoble Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brenda Webster Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kathy Vogt Flag of the United States.svg Valie Reimann
1978 Solihull Flag of the United States.svg Sarah Docter Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Miyoshi Kato Flag of the United States.svg Patty Lyman
1979 Québec Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cathy Turnbull Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Miyoshi Kato
1980 Milan Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Miyoshi Kato Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mika Kato Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Cathy Turnbull
1981 Meudon Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Miyoshi Kato (2) Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mika Kato Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louise Begin
1982 Moncton Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maryse Perreault Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louise Begin Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle
1983 Tokyo Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mika Kato Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Miyoshi Kato
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maryse Perreault
1984 Peterborough Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mariko Kinoshita Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie Blair
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert
1985 Amsterdam Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Eiko Shishii Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie Blair Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert
1986 Chamonix Flag of the United States.svg Bonnie Blair Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maryse Perreault
none awarded
1987 Montréal Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Eiko Shishii (2) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mariko Kinoshita
1988 St. Louis Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yumiko Yamada Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Eiko Shishii
1989 Solihull Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Maryse Perreault Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Guo Hongru
1990 Amsterdam Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle (5) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Joelle van Koestveld Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Eden Donatelli
1991 Sydney Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sylvie Daigle Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Yanmei
1992 Denver Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim So-hee Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yan Li Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Nobuku Yamada
1993 Beijing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chun Lee-kyung Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Yanmei
1994 Guildford Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nathalie Lambert (3) Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim So-hee Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Ryang-hee
1995 Gjøvik Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chun Lee-kyung Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Chunlu Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Kim Yoon-mi
1996 The Hague Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Chun Lee-kyung Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Won Hye-kyung Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Isabelle Charest
1997 Nagano Flag of South Korea.svg Chun Lee-kyung (3)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A)
none awarded Flag of South Korea.svg Won Hye-kyung
1998 Vienna Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) Flag of South Korea.svg Chun Lee-kyung
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Chunlu
none awarded
1999 Sofia Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (S) Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Moon-jung
2000 Sheffield Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) Flag of South Korea.svg An Sang-mi Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (S)
2001 Jeonju Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Chunlu Flag of Bulgaria.svg Evgenia Radanova
2002 Montréal Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) (6) Flag of South Korea.svg Ko Gi-hyun Flag of Bulgaria.svg Evgenia Radanova
2003 Warsaw Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Eun-kyung Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yang Yang (A) Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Min-jee
2004 Gothenburg Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Eun-kyung (2) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng Flag of South Korea.svg Byun Chun-sa
2005 Beijing Flag of South Korea.svg Jin Sun-yu Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Eun-kyung Flag of South Korea.svg Kang Yun-mi
2006 Minneapolis Flag of South Korea.svg Jin Sun-yu Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kalyna Roberge
2007 Milan Flag of South Korea.svg Jin Sun-yu (3) Flag of South Korea.svg Jung Eun-ju Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kalyna Roberge
2008 Gangneung Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhou Yang Flag of South Korea.svg Yang Shin-young
2009 Vienna Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Min-jung Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhou Yang
2010 Sofia Flag of South Korea.svg Park Seung-hi Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Ha-ri
2011 Sheffield Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Ha-ri Flag of the United States.svg Katherine Reutter Flag of Italy.svg Arianna Fontana
2012 Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jianrou Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Valérie Maltais Flag of Italy.svg Arianna Fontana
2013 Debrecen Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wang Meng (3) Flag of South Korea.svg Park Seung-hi Flag of South Korea.svg Shim Suk-hee
2014 Montréal Flag of South Korea.svg Shim Suk-hee Flag of South Korea.svg Park Seung-hi Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Valérie Maltais
2015 Moscow Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong Flag of Italy.svg Arianna Fontana Flag of South Korea.svg Shim Suk-hee
2016 Seoul Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marianne St-Gelais Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Elise Christie
2017 Rotterdam Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Elise Christie Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marianne St-Gelais Flag of South Korea.svg Shim Suk-hee
2018 Montréal Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong (3) Flag of South Korea.svg Shim Suk-hee Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Li Jinyu
2019 Sofia Flag of the Netherlands.svg Suzanne Schulting Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Min-jeong Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kim Boutin

All-time medal count

After the 2019 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.

The 2019 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships were held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 8 to 10 March 2019.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)1087967254
2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)647666206
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)644844156
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)16163062
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)14141240
6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)13192254
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)7102037
8Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)5132038
9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)35816
10Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)25310
11Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1326
12Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0101
Totals (12 nations)297289294880

Hosting tally

Times hostedHost country
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom, Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China, Flag of France.svg  France, Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria, Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary, Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia, Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Records

Largest number of titles

Most consecutive titles

Gold medal sweeps

Sylvie Daigle is a Canadian speed skater. She is a member of the Canadian short track relay team that won gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics and silver at the 1994 Winter Olympics. She is also a five-time Overall World Champion. She was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Medal sweeps

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

South Korea Republic in East Asia

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.

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