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S. Korean men finish well out of contention at speed skating worlds

All Headlines 19:25 February 11, 2017

By Yoo Jee-ho

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Kim Tae-yun and Kim Jin-su finished well out of contention at the ongoing speed skating world championships on Saturday.

Kim Tae-yun finished 13th in the men's 1,000m with the time of 1:09.62 at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships at Gangneung Oval in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Kim Jin-su crossed the line in 1:09.54, but was disqualified.

Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands won the gold in 1:08.26. Vincent De Haitre of Canada finished second in 1:08.54, followed by Kai Verbij of the Netherlands in 1:08.78.

The two Kims were the only two South Koreans to compete on Saturday, with the women's 1,000m and the men's 10,000m scheduled for later in the day.

Earlier Saturday, Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic captured her ninth world title in the women's 5,000m, with the time of 6:52.38.

Claudia Pechstein of Germany got the silver in 6:53.93, followed by Ivanie Blondin of Canada in 6:57.14.

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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