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Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Speedskating: South Korea dominates at short track worlds


Associated Press

SOFIA, Bulgaria ó South Korea has dominated the first day of the short track speedskating world championships, sweeping the menís and womenís 1,500-meter races.

Yoon-Gy Kwak clocked 2 minutes, 24.316 seconds to win the menís 1,500 title Friday, leaving the silver to Si-Bak Sung and bronze to Ho-Suk Lee.
J.R. Celski of the United States finished fourth, ahead of Thibaut Fauconnet of France and Travis Jayner of the U.S.
Seung-Hi Park took the womenís 1,500 in 2:21.570, beating teammates Eun-Byul Lee and Ha-Ri Cho.
Katherine Reutter of the U.S. finished fourth, ahead of Kalyna Roberge of Canada and Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands.