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Wang Ye speeds to 500m gold in Poland

China Daily | Updated: 2024-02-26 10:09
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China's Wang Ye won the women's 500m at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdansk, Poland on Saturday.

The 18-year-old clocked 43.921 seconds ahead of South Korea's Chung Jae-hee, who crossed the line in 44.292. Victoria Jean-Baptiste of Canada finished third with 44.824.

In the men's 500m, South Korea's Shin Dong-min took the gold medal with 42.122, followed by Sean Shuai of the United States, 0.052 seconds back.

Shin's compatriot Rim Jong-un finished third with 42.407. China's Zhang Bohao won the 'B' final in 42.809.

China's Lyu Wanyu grabbed bronze in the women's 1,500m race after she finished in 2:48.481, marginally behind winner Maja Dora Somodi of Hungary (2:48.391) and Kazakhstan's Alina Azhgaliyeva (2:48.478).

In the mixed team relay, China advanced to the 'A' final after clocking 2:43.616 to beat South Korea, Italy, France and Hungary.

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