Hamelin wins 1,000 in short track World Cup
Sunday, February 3, 2013
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Double Olympic champion Charles Hamelin won the men's 1,000-meter race at a short-track speedskating World Cup event Sunday.
The Canadian earned his third victory of the season in 1 minute, 26.957 seconds at the Iceberg arena, which will host the short-track and figure skating events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Semen Elistratov of Russia was second in 1:27.034. American J.R. Celski was third.
Wu Daijing led China's 1-2 finish in the men's 500. Wu won in 41.702 seconds with Yu Jiyang second in 41.814.
Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist Park Seung-hi of South Korea won the women's 1,000 meters in 1:30.553. World Cup discipline leader Elise Christie of Britain finished second in 1:30.757.
Fan Kexin of China won the women's 500 in 44.195 seconds. Italy's Arianna Fontana was second.
Russia won the men's 5,000-meter relay, while China was first in the women's 3,000 relay.