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South Korea wins its 1st gold of home Olympics in short track speedskating

South Korea wins its 1st gold of home Olympics in short track speedskating

Short-track speedskating is wildly popular in South Korea and the Olympic host country had reason to celebrate on the first night of racing.

Lim Hyo-jun won the crash-filled men's 1,500-meter final, giving South Korea its first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday. He raised his arms in triumph and let out a yell as the capacity crowd roared its approval.

Lim surged past Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands and finished about two blade lengths ahead in an Olympic-record of 2 minutes, 10.485 seconds.

Knegt earned silver while bronze went to Semen Elistratov, who became the first Russian medalist of the games.

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