Wang Meng wins third gold in Vancouver

Updated: 2010-02-27 12:05
Large Medium Small

VANCOUVER - China's Wang Meng won her third gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics in the women's short track after powering to victory in the 1,000 metres on Friday.

The world number one survived a near collision with South Korea's Park Seung-hi and American Katherine Reutter while cornering a bend with three laps to go but kept her nose in front to cross the line first.

Reutter took the silver, with Park, who was a member of the Korean relay team that was disqualified despite crossing the line first earlier this week, picked up the bronze.

Wang's victory meant China had had a clean sweep of the women's events in Vancouver after Zhou Yang's triumph in the 1500 and Wang's victory over 500 metres earlier in the competition. They also claimed the 3,000 relay title.