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Cho wins 500 meters

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) ― Simon Cho won gold in the 500 meters at the short track speedskating World Cup on Sunday, a day after the American lost a race by one hundredth of a second.

Cho won in 41.070 seconds. Wenhao Liang of China was second in 41.196, and Thibaut Fauconnet of France followed in 41.250.
Simon Cho competes to win the men’s 500m finals. (AFP-Yonhap News)
Simon Cho competes to win the men’s 500m finals. (AFP-Yonhap News)

Cho won the overall event, finishing with 3,978 points after eight races, with Fauconnet second and Liang third.

China’s Weilong Song claimed first place in the 1,000 meters in 1:25.553, while Fauconnet claimed the overall event with 4,220 points.

In the women’s 500 meters, Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais won in 43.091 seconds to overtake Qiuhong Liu of China in the overall event with 5,000 points.
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