S Korean Lee wins women's 500m speed skating at Vancouver Olympics

11:50, February 17, 2010      

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South Korean speed skating ace Lee Sang-Hwa edged world record holder Jenny Wolf from Germany in the women's 500m here on Tuesday, collecting the second speed skating gold for South Korea at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.


South Korea's Lee Song-Hwa greets the audience after the women's 500m of speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Richmond Olympic Oval stadium, Canada, Feb. 16, 2010. Lee Song-Hwa claimed the title of the event with a total time of 76.09 seconds. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Lee finished the two-run final in a combined winning total of 76.09 seconds, outplaying the 31-year-old Wolf by 0.05 seconds.

Lee, 21, took the top place after the first run in 38.249 while Wolf trailed behind in 38.307seconds.

In the second, the reigning world champion Wolf managed to edge her archrival in a split of 0.012 seconds but failed to beat Lee in the total.

Chinese hopeful Wang Beixing brought home the bronze in 76.63 seconds.

Source: Xinhua


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