Short Track Speed Skating in Winter Olympics

Unlike speed skating, short track features individual athletes racing against each other, not the clock. Russia's Viktor Ahn (formerly know as Ahn Hyun-Soo representing South Korea until 2011) tops the all-time medal table eight medals each, two bronze and six gold.

Unlike speed skating, short track features individual athletes racing against each other, not the clock. Russia's Viktor Ahn (formerly know as Ahn Hyun-Soo representing South Korea until 2011) tops the all-time medal table eight medals each, two bronze and six gold.

Unlike speed skating, short track features individual athletes racing against each other, not the clock. Russia's Viktor Ahn (formerly know as Ahn Hyun-Soo representing South Korea until 2011) tops the all-time medal table eight medals each, two bronze and six gold.

Individual (500m, 1000m and 1500m)

Men and women both race at distances of 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meters.

Unlike speed skating, short track features individual athletes racing against each other, not the clock. Russia's Viktor Ahn (formerly know as Ahn Hyun-Soo representing South Korea until 2011) tops the all-time medal table eight medals each, two bronze and six gold.

Relay

The relay event consists of four-skater teams, each of whom race for 1.5 to 2 laps. During substitutions, skaters push each other from behind in order to transfer momentum. The men’s relay event is 5,000 meters, while the women’s is 3,000 meters.