Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa clocked 1 minute and 14.39 seconds to set a new Korean record in the women's 1000-m race at the ISU World Sprint Championships in Kearns, Utah, on Sunday.
She finished 12th while Canada's Christine Nesbitt won with a time of 1:12.91. Lee beat her own Korean record of 1:15.26 set in the same venue in December 2009. It is the first time a Korean female skater has beaten 1 minute and 15 seconds.
Meanwhile, her unbeaten record at the 500 m came to a halt after a string of eight wins in as many ISU World Cup races this season. Lee posted 37.28 seconds at the distance on Sunday to finish second behind China's Jing Yu, who completed the race in 37.21.