CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — American J.R. Celski become the first short-track speedskater to break the 40-second barrier in the 500 meters, setting a world record of 39.973 second Sunday in a World Cup final.
South Korea’s Kwak Yoon-gy and Shim Suk-hee set world records in the 1,000 semifinals. Kwak broke the men’s record with a time of 1:23.007, and Shim set the women’s mark in 1:26.661.
In the 1,000 finals, Russia’s Victor An won the men’s race in 1:24.519, and Shim won in 1:29.247.
China’s Wang Meng won the women’s 500 final in 43.240.