Korea Misses out on Gold in Last Short Track Events

  • By Seok Nam-jun

    February 23, 2018 10:00

    Korea failed to add a gold medal in short track speed skating at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Thursday.

    Korea had eyed gold medals in the men's 500-m and the women's 1,000-m races and the men's 5,000-m relay, but wrapped up the last events in the discipline with no gold medals.

    Hwang Dae-heon (second left) and Lim Hyo-jun (right) race in the men's 500-m event in short track speed skating in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Thursday.

    Hwang Dae-heon won the silver medal and Lim Hyo-jun the bronze medal in the men's 500-m event. Wu Dajing of China took the lead from the start and won his country's first gold medal, setting a world record of 39.584 seconds.

    In the women's 1,000-m race, Choi Min-jeong and Shim Suk-hee bumped into each other in the final lap, allowing Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands to finish first, followed by Kim Boutin of Canada and Arianna Fontana of Italy.

    Choi Min-jeong (left) and Shim Suk-hee crash during the women’s 1,000-m race in short track speed skating in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Thursday.

    A team consisting of Kim Do-kyoum, Kwak Yoon-gy, Lim Hyo-jun and Seo Yi-ra suffered another crash in the men's 5,000-m relay and finished last.

    Korea is currently ranked ninth on the medal table with four gold, four silver and three bronze medals. 

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