Choi sets world record and claims short-track World Cup win
KEARNS, Utah (AP) South Korea's Minejeong Choi won the 1,500 meters at the ISU World Cup Short Track on Saturday, a round after setting a world record.
Choi qualified for the final after finishing in a world-record 2 minutes, 14.354 seconds in her semifinal heat. She followed with a winning time of 2:44.320 in the final. Canada claimed the other spots on the podium.
Marianne St. Gelais was second in 2:44.386, and Marie-Eve Drolet third in 2:45.233.
Jiyoo Kim, also of South Korea won the 1,000 final in 1:29.786, and South Korea's Kyoungwon Lim won the men's 1,000 in 1:22.989. Daeheon Hwang, also of South Korea, was second in 1:23.078 after setting a world record of 1:20.875 in the quarterfinal heats.
Canada's Samuel Girard won the 1,500 in 2:11.620.
South Korea took the women's 3,000 relay after setting a world record of 4:04.222 in the semifinals. The Netherlands won the men's 5,000 relay.