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[PyeongChang 2018] S. Korean team sets games record in ladies' 3,000m relay heat 1 despite fall

South Korea won its heat in the women's 3,000-meter short track speedskating relay at the PyeongChang Olympics on Saturday, despite a fall early on.

Sim Suk-hee, Choi Min-jeong, Kim Ye-jin and Lee Yu-bin skated to a new Olympic record 4minutes and 6.387 seconds in heat 1 of the competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

South Korean short track speedskater Lee Yu-bin (left) tags in teammate Choi Min-jeong during heat 1 of the women`s 3,000-meter relay at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday. (Yonhap)
South Korean short track speedskater Lee Yu-bin (left) tags in teammate Choi Min-jeong during heat 1 of the women`s 3,000-meter relay at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday. (Yonhap)


Lee Yu-bin fell, but held out a hand far enough for Choi Min-jeong, who had earlier in the evening set her own Olympic record in the individual 500, to tag her and continue the race.

Their record was short-lived, however, as the Chinese team edged past the new Korean record by over a second in heat 2.

By Paul Kerry (iampaulkerry@heraldcorp.com)

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