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Lee charges to short track gold

Jung-su Lee
Jung-su had already secured gold in the 1500m event last week

South Korea's Jung-su Lee won his second short track gold medal with a classy run in the 1000m final.

Jung-su, who secured gold in the 1500m event last week, was joined on the podium by compatriot Ho-suk Lee who took silver.

Apolo Anton Ohno of the United States won the bronze, making him the US's most decorated Winter Olympian.

Ohno's bronze was his seventh Olympic medal and the American has also won the most medals of any short-track skater.

Canadian brothers Charles and Francois Hamelin had led early, but the Koreans took control over the final laps.

Jung-Su Lee of South Korea

Lee avoids clash to clinch 1500m gold

"Once I advanced to the front, all I could think of was just staying there," said Jung-su.

It was a glorious night for the South Koreans, who won four of the six short track medals awarded in men's and women's competition on Saturday.

The 1000m lacked the drama of Jung-su's win in the 1500m, when Ohno took silver and fellow American J.R. Celski took bronze after Ho-suk and fellow Korean Sung Si-bak crashed in the final turn.

"I knew I can't make the same mistake again," said silver-medallist Ho-suk.

"So I was really careful... I was worried, but I gave it my best and I knew I needed to pay extra attention."



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