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Sport Olympics - Short track-South Korea continue relay dominance

13:55  22 february  2018
13:55  22 february  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Olympics - Short track - South Korea continue relay dominance - www.thestar.com.my. GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea powered to gold in the Olympic women’s short track speed skating 3,000 metres relay on.

South Korea have dominated this event since 1994, except when China took gold at Vancouver 2010. South Korea 's Choi South Korea clinches gold in women’s 3,000m short track relay , South Korea win 3,000 meters relay gold, Olympics : Short track - South Korea continue relay dominance

Bronze medalists Suzanne Schulting, Yara Van Kerkhof, Lara van Ruijven, Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands on the podium.© REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Bronze medalists Suzanne Schulting, Yara Van Kerkhof, Lara van Ruijven, Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands on the podium. South Korea powered to gold in the Olympic women’s short track speed skating 3,000 metres relay on Tuesday, defending the title they won in Sochi.

a man riding a snowboard down a snow covered slope: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Phil Noble Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

Italy took the silver while China and Canada were disqualified in the final to hand the bronze medal to the Netherlands who set a world record to win the B Final.

a group of people in costumes: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/John Sibley Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

It was a typically wild and woolly race for the gold with several crashes and near wipeouts before South Korea grabbed control with two laps left.

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea powered to gold in a chaotic Olympic women’s short track speed skating 3,000 meters relay on Tuesday, defending the title they won in Sochi.

South Korea wins gold in women's 3,000m relay short track - pyeongchang winter olympics 2018 GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea powered to gold

They muscled their way to the front, triggering a mighty roar from the near-capacity crowd, before holding on for victory to maintain their domination of the event.

a group of people posing for the camera: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Phil Noble Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Canada won the first relay gold at the 1992 Albertville Olympics but South Korea has taken ownership since, topping the podium in six of the next seven Games with only China interrupting that run with victory in 2010.

a group of people riding skis on a snowy surface: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Phil Noble Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

It was Choi Minjeong's second gold of the Games to go along with the one she claimed in the 1,500m while Shim Sukhee and Kim Alang also celebrated gold for a second time after helping South Korea to relay glory in Sochi. Kim Yejin completed the winning foursome.

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There may be no Olympic pairing of site and sport like South Korea and short - track speedskating. By the end of the night, after the political dignitaries were gone, after the superstar Choi Min-jeong set an Olympic record in the 500-meter qualifying, and after the South Korean women’s relay team set

South Korea 's Choi Minjeong celebrates as her team wins their women's 3000 meters short track speedskating relay A final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics . –AP Photo/Aaron Favila.

(Reporting by Steve Keating, Editing by Ed Osmond)

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Before they had even started, these Games were being described as the "Peace Olympics".Before they had even started, these Games were being described as the "Peace Olympics".

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