Another day, another DQ for Ohno at World Cup
Jeff Scholten won the 500 in 41.977 seconds in his first World Cup race of the season.
Canadian teammate Jean-Francois Monette (42.220) was second and Francois-Louis Tremblay (42.408) was awarded third after Ohno was disqualified for impeding him.
Ohno, disqualified Friday night in a 1,500-meter semifinal race, got in the Canadian's path when the ice gave a bit while he was trying to pass.
"It was a fast race and I had three Canadians in my race. It was an uphill battle from the start," Ohno said.
"I was in third position and I thought I had a little room to pass, but I couldn't hold the corner."
For the day, Canada claimed five of six possible medals as Amelie Goulet-Nadon won the women's 500 meters and teammate Alanna Kraus took the bronze medal.
Scholten, who set the 500 world record of 41.514 in October 2001, missed the last two World Cup seasons and the Salt Lake Olympics because of injuries.
First he was stopped by mononucleosis after he set the world record, then by a broken ankle sustained at Canada's Olympic Trials.
"I had no World Cup ranking points, so I was basically (ranked) last," Scholten said. "I had no pressure on me."
Scholten reached the finals via a semifinal race that American Rusty Smith charged was tainted by favoritism from the Canadian referees.
Smith was leading with a lap and a half to go when Scholten moved past him on the inside of a turn.
No foul was called, although replays showed the two skaters tangled arms a bit.
"They didn't even second-guess it. They said it was a close pass, but they didn't see anything," Smith said.
"There's nothing you can do. Just get upset."