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SOCHI, Russia -- South Korean short tracker Park Seung-hi won the bronze medal in the women's 500 meters today at the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

In a frenetic race that saw three of the four finalists wiped out, Park recovered to win South Korea's first short track medal in Sochi. 

After getting called for a false start, Park charged out in front for an early lead. Before the skaters could even complete the first lap, Elise Christie of Britain took out Arianna Fontanta of Italy while jostling for position. Park also lost her balance in the mad scramble, and she fell for the second time as she tried to get back to her feet. 

Li Jianrou of China took the gold while Fontana won the silver. Christie received a penalty for her role in the incident. Prior to Park's medal on Thursday, Chun Lee-kyung, with the bronze in 1998, had been the only other South Korean medalist in the event. 

Park Seung-hi Wins Bronze in 500m Short Track


SOCHI, Russia — South Korean short tracker Park Seung-hi won the bronze medal in the women’s 500 meters today at the Sochi Winter Olympics. 

In a frenetic race that saw three of the four finalists wiped out, Park recovered to win South Korea’s first short track medal in Sochi. 

After getting called for a false start, Park charged out in front for an early lead. Before the skaters could even complete the first lap, Elise Christie of Britain took out Arianna Fontanta of Italy while jostling for position. Park also lost her balance in the mad scramble, and she fell for the second time as she tried to get back to her feet. 

Li Jianrou of China took the gold while Fontana won the silver. Christie received a penalty for her role in the incident. Prior to Park’s medal on Thursday, Chun Lee-kyung, with the bronze in 1998, had been the only other South Korean medalist in the event. 

Source: Busan eFM News


 

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