Choi Min-jeong was in world record form in Calgary ©Getty Images

Three world records were broken on an exciting second day of action at the International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City.

Overall women's champion Choi Min-jeong set a new global best en-route to sealing 1500 metres glory at the 2002 Winter Olympic venue, winning her semi-final in 2min 14.354sec.

The 18-year-old South Korean, a seven-time world champion, then backed that up in a much slower and tactical final, claiming the gold medal in a more sedate 2:44.320.

Choi took control of the race with six laps to go and came home in front of two Canadians, with Marianne St-Gelais clinching silver in 2:44.386.

The bronze went to Marie-Eve Drolet who was timed at 2:45.233.

In the men's 1500m race, Samuel Girard of Canada won a second World Cup gold in as many weekends after he took control of the final with three laps remaining.

Girard won over 500m at his home event in Calgary and was in fine form over three times the distance, clocking 2:11.620.

Hungary's world 500m champion Shaolin Sandor Liu was second in 2:11.807 with American John-Henry Krueger third in 2:11.898 for bronze in front of his own fans.

South Korea's Daeheon Hwang broke the 1000m world record but then only won silver ©Getty Images
South Korea's Daeheon Hwang broke the 1000m world record but then only won silver ©Getty Images

Another world record fell in the men's 1000m but South Korea's Daeheon Hwang could not win the overall title.

He set a time of 1.20.875 in the repechage quarter-finals but took silver behind team-mate Kyoungwon Lim during the race for the medals.

Lim led for almost all of the final and finished in 1:22.989 with his compatriot on 1:23.078.

Bronze went to France and Thibaut Fauconnet who finished in 1:23.187.

The women's 1000m crown also went to South Korea as Jiyoo Kim took control of proceedings with two laps remaining, finishing in 1:29.786.

It meant Dutch skater Suzanne Schulting had to settle for silver in 1:29.882 with bronze going to Zsofia Konya of Hungary in 1:30.146.

The third world record was broken by South Korea's women's 3,000m team who were timed at 4:04.222 in the semi-finals.

They will be favourites for gold when action resumes tomorrow, with the schedule also including the men's 5,000m relay final.

Individual golds will be won in the men's and women's 500m and the second 1500m events.