Charles Hamelin Tops Short-Track 1000m Qualifying at 2018 Winter Olympics

By Sports Wire on February 13, 2018

Canada's Charles Hamelin set a new Olympic record in the heats of the men's 1,000-metre short-track speedskating on Tuesday. 

The Canadian's mark of one minute, 23.407 seconds saw him safely into the quarter-finals, while South Korea's world-record holder Daeheon Hwang also made it into the next round with a win in his heat.

Meanwhile, world champion Yira Seo, another hope for the host nation, survived a scare, having finished in third position in his heat. However, he progressed after a penalty against Han Tianyu in the same race.

Here are the top three from the heats on Tuesday as the 1,000-metre event got under way at Gangneung Ice Arena.

             

1. Charles Hamelin (CAN)1:23.407

2. Wu Dajing (CHN)1:23.463

3. Sjinkie Knegt (NED)1:23.823

            

For the results in full visit the Pyeongchang website.

          

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