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S. Korea dominates short-track junior worlds

30 Jan 2023, 12:55 GMT+10

BERLIN, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- South Korean skaters clinched all of the four golds at the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dresden, Germany on Sunday.

In the women's 1,000m race, Kim Gil-li beat reigning champion Florence Brunelle of Canada to clinch the title in 1:32.294. Brunelle was 0.486 seconds behind while Kim's teammate Oh Song-mi took the bronze in 1:32.960.

About 40 minutes later, Kim led South Korea to triumph in the women's 3,000m relay with a time of 4:15.635, followed by China and Hungary in 4:16.342 and 4:20.310 respectively.

Lee Dong-hyun and Shin Dong-min had a one-two finish in the men's 1,000m final, where Lee smashed the world junior record in 1:23.549.

The pair was also part of South Korea's winning team in the men's 3,000m relay by clocking 3:57.263.

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