Hamelin wins 500 in short-track World Cup

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Associated Press

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 2 at 12:35 PM

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Charles Hamelin won the 500-meter race at the short-track speedskating World Cup on Saturday.

The Canadian claimed his second victory of the season in 41.092 seconds at the Iceberg arena, which will host the short-track and figure skating events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Wu Daijing of China was second in 41.095, while Vladimir Grigorev of Russia was third.

Noh Jinkyu led a South Korean sweep of the podium in the 1,500, clocking 2:17.482 for his fourth win of the season. Kim Yun-Jae was second and Kwak Yoon-Gy was third

Four-time Olympic champion Wang Meng of China won the women's 500 in 43.231 ahead of Ariana Fontana of Italy and Liu Qiuhong of China.

Shim Suk-hee of South Korea claimed 1,500 for her fifth victory of the season with a time of 2:26.338. Li Jianrou of China was second ahead of Elise Christie of Britain.

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