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22 janvier 2020

Korean domination in short track at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games

Korean short track skaters were as strong as expected at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

By Jackob Savard 
Photo: Jed Leicester, OISphotos.com

Korea took the win in every individual distance raced this weekend in Lausanne and had a skater in every mixed NOC relay team that medalled.  

Seo Whi-Min was dominant last weekend in Lausanne winning both the ladies’ 500m and 1000m in a convincing way. Her closest rival was her teammate Kim Chanseo who finished second on 1000m. Sixteen-year-old Florence Brunelle from Canada had a great competition winning bronze on 500m and 1000m. Dutch Michelle Velzeboer got silver on 500m.

We saw two similar results on the men’s side of the competition as both the 500m and 1000m podiums were composed of two Koreans and a Chinese. Korean Jang Sung Woo won the 1000m in front of his teammate Lee Jeong Min while Chinese Li Kongchao collected bronze. On 500m, the two Korean teammates swapped positions as Lee got gold and Jang silver. This time, Zhang Tianyi from China finished in third.

The races ended with the mixed NOC relay, a relay event where teams are formed of four skaters from different countries. The winning team was composed of Korean Kim Chanseo, Japanese Shogo Miyata, Dutch Diede van Oorschot and American Jonathan So. Luliia Beresvena, Chang Hui, Gabriel Volet and Jang Sungwoo took silver while Olivia Weedon, Seo Whi Min, Thomas Nadalini and Ethan de Rose got bronze.

For the Youth Olympics results, click HERE

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