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Wang Meng defends 500m short track gold

2010-02-18 15:20 BJT

Special Report: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games |

China's Wang Meng won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 500 meters short track speed skating competition at the Winter Games. Wang Meng led all the way after surviving a restart and a false start in the four-woman final Wednesday night.

She defended the title she won four years ago at the Turin Games by crossing first with a time of 43.048 seconds. It's China's second gold medal in the Vancouver Winter Games. Marianne St-Gelais of Canada won the silver medal, and Italy's Arianna Fontana took the bronze.

Wang Meng of China holds a national flag as she celebrates her gold medal in the women's 500 metres short track speed skating event during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]
Wang Meng of China holds a national flag as she celebrates
her gold medal in the women's 500 metres short track speed
skating event during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, 
February 17, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]