March 11, 2012

SHANGHAI (AP) -- Kwak Yoon-gy won the 1,000- and 3,000-meter races Sunday as South Korea dominated the world short track speedskating championships.

Kwak won the men's 1,000 final in a time of 1 minute, 27.772 seconds. His teammate, Noh Jink-yu, who finished ahead of Kwak to win the 1,500 meters Friday, had a second-place time of 1:34.463, followed by Canada's Charles Hamelin in 1:55.181.

Less than an hour later, Kwak won the 3,000, again beating teammate Noh, with another South Korean, Sin Da-woon, in third.

In the women's 1,000, Cho Ha-ri of South Korea finished in a time of 1:31.283. Li Jianrou of China, who won gold in Friday's 1,500 meters, was second in 1:31.325, followed by Valerie Maltais of Canada in 1:31.350 and Britain's Elise Christie in 1:32.518.

Maltais gave the Canadians their second gold medal of the championships when she won the 3,000-meter final less than an hour after finishing third in the 1,000.

Maltais finished in a time of 4:55.408, with Arianna Fontana of Italy second in a time of 5:01.187 and Marie-Eve Drolet of Canada third in 5:03.387. Cho was fourth in 5:03.562, and Li fifth in a time of 5:04.961.

Canada won gold in the men's 5,000-meter relay, with the Netherlands and South Korea taking second and third. China won the women's 3,000 relay ahead of the United States and South Korea.

After South Korea's four wins, Canada and China had three gold medals each in the 10-event championships.

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