South Korean short tracker Choi defends world title

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : March 14, 2016, 09:25 | Updated : March 14, 2016, 09:25

[Courtesy of Korean Skating Union]

South Korean short tracker Choi Min-jeong defended her world overall title at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul on Sunday.

Choi scored 66 points in 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and 3,000 super final races. Canada's Marianne St-Gelais was second with 63 points, followed by Elise Christie of Britain stood third with 47 points.

Choi is the first Korean short tracker to win the overall title on home ice.

She won silver in the 1,500m Saturday and took away the 1,000m Sunday in 1 minute, 31.933 seconds. It was South Korea's only individual gold medal. In the super final, Choi tripped over the skate of China's Qu Chunyu, but came back to finish sixth.

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