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China claims men's relay title in Winter Universiade short track

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

02-08-2017 07:26 BJT

The Chinese men's team claimed the gold medal of the 5,000m relay short track speed skating here on Tuesday at the 28th Universiade, while the women's team took a silver medal.

China clocked seven minutes 4.443 seconds to stand on the top podium, Russia finished second with 7:04.551 and Kazakhstan third at 7:13.799.

South Korea, Universiade record holder and a strong competitor of the race, was penalized without any results.

Earlier on Tuesday, the South Korea team led all the time and won the women's 3,000m relay with a time of 4:13.630. China took the silver medal in 4:13.808. Kazakhstan was third in 4:18.369.

In the women's 1,000m, South Korean Son Hakyung pocketed her third gold medal of the Universiade. She beat China's Xu Aili in the final lap to claim the title 1:33.858. Xu finished second with 1:34.013 and Nakano Ayame of Japan third in 1:36.248.



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