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Chinese skaters win two gold medals in Shanghai

Host China bounced back after a dismal first day of competition and won two gold medals yesterday at the ISU short track speed skating World Cup in Shanghai.

Despite being ousted from three relays and an injury-induced absence of Wu Dajing, the Chinese team delivered a good performance yesterday as Fan Kexin and Han Tianyu claimed a gold medal each. China collected two gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the event. “I didn’t expect much here,” said Wang Meng, head coach of the Chinese team. “It’s the fourth leg of the World Cup series. We won two golds in the first leg, three in the second, one in the third.” “To me, it is just a World Cup. It’s not an Olympic Games; it’s not a world championships,” said the former four-time Olympic champion. “Our aim is the world championships next year.” Fan, runner-up in the women’s 1,000 meters at the 2014 Sochi Games, won the women’s 500 meters final in 42.714 seconds, leaving Dutch Yara van Kerkhof to second place with 42.902. Fan’s compatriot Qu Chunyu came third in 43.015. In the men’s 1,000m final, Han took the lead with three laps to go and held the advantage until the end. He finished in 1:28.351. Hungary’s Shaoang Liu and South Korean Park Ji-won were second and third, respectively.


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