China’s Wu Dajing and Great Britain’s Elise Christie repeated their wins from yesterday in the respective men’s and women’s 500 metres events as action concluded today at the International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup in Shanghai.
Home favourite Wu led the men’s race from start to finish, crossing the line in 40.368sec to finish 0.216 seconds ahead of Hungarian runner-up Shaolin Sandor Liu.
The Netherlands’ Sjinkie Knegt secured the last podium place in 40.720, while Russia’s Semen Elistratov came fourth.
Victory for Wu takes him to the top of the World Cup rankings for the distance with 28,001 points.
Overnight leader Abzal Azhgaliyev of Kazakhstan has dropped to second on a total of 26,433 points.
Christie also led her race from start to finish, crossing the line in 42.734 to condemn Italy’s Arianna Fontana to second place in 42.835.
Completing the top three in 42.913 was Poland’s Natalia Maliszewska, earning her a second career World Cup individual medal.
Christie has extended her lead in the women’s 500m World Cup classification, with nearest challenger Fan Kexin of China now 9,648 points shy of the Briton’s total of 35,264.
In the women’s 1,000m final, Choi Min-jeong clocked a time of 1:33.335 to lead a South Korean one-two ahead of Kim Ji Yoo.
Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais took the third and final podium spot, with team-mate Valerie Maltais fourth.
Choi now leads the women’s 1,000m World Cup classification on 20,000 points, while Kim is second on 18,000.
Hungary’s Shaoang Liu led the men’s 1,000m final for all but the first lap to take the win in 1:27.428.
Behind him were a pair of South Korean skaters with Lim Kyoung Won finishing second and Han Seung Soo coming third.
Lim maintains his lead in the men’s 1,000m World Cup rankings on 19,342 points, with closest rival Liu on 17,087.
The men’s 5,000m and women’s 3,000m relays were won by China and South Korea respectively.
Less than half a second separated the top three in the men’s 5,000m as China clocked a time of 6:49.367 to hold off The Netherlands and South Korea.
The Netherlands still lead the men’s 5,000m World Cup rankings with 24,000 points.
Victory for South Korea’s women’s 3,000m relay team was a third in as many World Cup events.
A time of 4:10.826 was enough to finish ahead of Canada and The Netherlands in second and third respectively.
China were handed a penalty and disqualified.
South Korea have further extended their lead in the women’s 3,000m World Cup classification and now sit on 30,000 points.
The next stage of the ISU Short Track World Cup series is due to be held in South Korean city Gangneung, where action is scheduled to take place from December 16 to 18.