Posted : 2009-02-24 19:58
Updated : 2009-02-24 19:58

Lee Seung-hoon Becomes Triple Gold Medallist

By Kim Jae-won
Staff Reporter

South Korean Lee Seung-hoon became a triple gold medallist in the men’s short track at the Winter Universiade in Harbin, China Monday.

Lee raced to gold in 1 minute 28.064 seconds in the 1,000- meter final and was followed by Canada’s Bastille Guillaume 0.774 seconds behind. Ruslan Zakharov of Russia took the bronze in 1:29.131.

The 20-year-old claimed his first gold in the 1,500 meters last Thursday, and added the second in the 3,000 meters, Sunday.

He became the first Korean triple gold medallist at the event. Lee also took a bronze medal in the 5,000-meter relay that the Korean team finished in 7:05.141, Monday.

Host China finished first after clocking 7:00.424, and Canada came in second at 7:03.929.

On the women’s side, the Korean team clinched silver in the 3,000-meter relay in 4:22:824 on the same day. China skated to gold recording 4:18.676, and Canada took the bronze with 4:32.728.
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