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 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.
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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