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Ohno Wins Men’s 1,500 Final

December 1, 2000

NOBEYAMA, Japan (AP) _ Apolo Anton Ohno of the United States won the 1,500 meters at the short-track speedskating World Cup on Friday.

He was timed in 2 minutes, 30.853 seconds, with four-time world champion Marc Gagnon of Canada second in 2:30.944 at Teisan Ice Skate Training Center.

Dong-Sung Kim of South Korea was third in 2:31.063, followed by Japan’s Satoru Terao in 2:31.162.

South Korea dominated the women’s 1,500. Hye-Rim Park won in 2 minutes, 30.798, while Eun-Kyung Choi came in second at 2:30.874.

China’s Yang Yang (S) was third at 2:31.049. Yang and her compatriot differentiate themselves by the first initial of the month in which they are born.

Japan’s Chikage Tanaka finished fifth at 2:31.216 in the final despite setting a Japanese record in the qualifying semifinals with a time of 2:24.872.

She was the first to make it to the finals of a World Cup this season from the Japanese women’s team.

Ohno also won the season-opening World Cup short-track speedskating event last month in Calgary, Alberta.

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