Ziwei Ren won the overall men's title in Sofia ©Getty Images

China’s Ziwei Ren was crowned the overall men’s winner at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships after recording two victories on the final day of competition in Sofia.

Ren had been forced to settle for a second place finish in yesterday’s 1,500m race in Bulgaria’s capital city, but triumphed over the shorter distance of 1,000m by ending in a time of 1min 25.19sec.

Despite setting a world junior record time of 1:24.95 in the semi-final stage of the event, South Korea’s Yongjin Lim would end narrowly adrift of his Chinese rival but edged ahead of Hungary’s Shaoang Liu, who took bronze.

The result placed Ren at the top of the overall standings ahead of the men’s 1,500 super final, where he was able to confirm his overall triumph by finishing in a winning time of 2:14.91.

His Chinese team-mate Wei Ma was able to hold off Lim to claim second place in the event.

The three podium finishers would finish as the top men’s competitors at the Championship, as Ren took the overall crown with a total of 90 points.

Lim and Ma finished with scores of 68 and 47 points respectively to secure the silver and bronze medals overall.

Chinese success continued into the women’s competitions as overnight leader Chunyu Qu skated to her second win of the Championship, by adding 1,000m  victory to her triumph in yesterday’s 500m.

Chunyu Qu won the women's title with a race to spare
Chunyu Qu won the women's title with a race to spare ©Getty Images

Qu timed her effort to perfection as she moved into the lead on the final lap of the race, with South Korea’s Suyoun Lee and Yubin Lee crossing the line shortly after the Chinese skater.

Following her win, Qu was confirmed as the overall champion ahead of the 1,500m super final, where she eventually placed fifth.

The Netherlands’ Suzanne Schulting sealed victory in the final event by finishing in 2:35.41, with Yubin Lee and China’s Zang Yize finishing in second and third position respectively.

Schulting would eventually finish just seven points short of Qu’s total of 86 in the overall standings, while Yubin Lee won bronze with 55 points.

China’s women triumphed in the women’s 3,000m relay event after completing the distance in a time of 4:15.12, while South Korea and The Netherlands’ earned the final podium positions after clocking 4:14.21 and 4:17.67.

The Chinese domination was rubber stamped by a junior world record time of 3:59.80 in the men’s event, with South Korea ending as the runners-up in 3:59.92.

Russia clocked 4:03.46 to claim bronze.