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Republic of Korea continue dominance of Short Track Speed Skating with double Gold in both Men’s and Women’s 500m at Winter Youth Olympic Games

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Location: Lausanne Skating Arena, Lausanne, Switzerland

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Short track Speed Skater Whi Min Seo completed a Golden double at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, by winning the Women’s 500m to go along with her 1000m title she secured earlier in the Games.

And in the men’s 500m, the Republic of Korea’s Jeongmin Lee and Sungwoo Jang finished in first and second, the reverse of their 1000m event where Jang won Gold and Lee took Silver.

With the fourth edition of the Winter YOG taking place in PyeongChang in 2024, the Republic of Korea’s Short Track stars of 2020 have provided plenty of inspiration to their compatriots to star in four years time.

In the Women’s 500m, Whi Min Seo, 17,  won by almost 2 seconds from silver medallist Michelle Velzeboer of the Netherlands. Canada’s Florence Brunelle claimed bronze.

The Men’s 500m was a much closer battle between the two Koreans, with Lee pipping Jang by less than a quarter of a second. They were over seven seconds clear of the bronze medallist, Tianyi Zhang of China.

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