On December 12, the 10-2023 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup Beijing Station was held at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. In the men's 2024m final, China's Liu Shaoang (center) won the gold medal with a time of 1000:1.23. Photo by China News Service reporter Zhao Wenyu

China News Service, Beijing, December 12 (Reporter Xing Chong, Hao Lingyu) The 10-2023 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup Beijing Station came to an end on the 2024th, and the Chinese team won a total of 10 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze, and the only gold medal came from the men's 5m event, which was won by Liu Shaoang.

The Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Beijing is the third of six stops this season, with around 25 athletes from 150 teams from different countries and regions participating. The Chinese team won 4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze in the first two competitions.

In the men's 10m final on the 1000th, Liu Shaoang crossed the finish line for the second time, but the Canadian player who crossed the line first was canceled due to a lane change foul, Liu Shaoang won the gold medal in 1:23.696, and another Chinese player Li Wenlong ranked fourth. Both the silver and bronze medals were won by South Koreans.

Liu Shaoang said after the game that he has not yet reached the best state, and the Canadian player has been observed to foul during the game, so he adopted a more conservative tactic and controlled his speed.

In the women's 1000m final, Chinese player Gong Li won the bronze medal with a time of 1:30.891, and the champion and runner-up were swept by American athletes, and Gong Li also won the silver medal in the women's 1500m the day before.

According to ISU rules, the World Cup Beijing will have two 500m competitions. In the final of the second women's 500m competition, the veteran Fan Kexin of the Chinese team and the "post-00" rookie Wang Xinran competed with three Dutch players. After the start, world record holder Wierzepol quickly took the lead position, followed by her teammate Bosma, and the two gradually widened the distance between the other skaters and crossed the finish line in 42.128 seconds and 42.240 seconds respectively, with Fan Kexin taking bronze in 43.567 seconds and Wang Xinran fifth.

This is Fan Kexin's third medal in this event after winning silver in the first final of the 500m race and silver in the mixed relay. After Fan Kexin won the mixed relay gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics, he overcame injuries and other influences to stick to the field. She said after the game that athletes will not achieve good results without pain, and they must go all out when they stand on the field.

In the final of the second men's 500m race, Lin Xiaojun and Sun Long of the Chinese team participated, and Lin Xiaojun staged a continuous overtake in the game, once rushing to the leading position, but suddenly slowed down on the way, it seems that the ankle was affected, and finally won the fifth place in 43.424 seconds. Sun Long won the bronze medal with a time of 40.724 seconds.

After the race, Lin Xiaojun was helped out of the ice rink, and when he passed through the mixed mining area, he staggered and looked like his ankle was still in discomfort, and he did not participate in the men's relay that followed. In an interview after the game, his right ankle was bandaged, saying that the injury was not serious, that he had recovered a lot, and that he would be seriously prepared for the next World Cup in Seoul.

In the men's 5000m relay final, the Chinese team composed of Liu Shaolin, Liu Shaoang, Sun Long and Ren Ziwei was overtaken by their opponents at the sprint moment and finally won the bronze medal in 6:58.280. The Canadian team and the South Korean team won the championship and runner-up respectively.

This is also the first time that Olympic champion Ren Ziwei has competed in an international competition since the Beijing Winter Olympics, and he believes that he needs to continue to strengthen his training, especially to improve his physical reserves, and strive to be more proactive in the next event.

This brings the curtain down on this season's Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Beijing, and the next competition will be held in Seoul, South Korea from December 12 to 15. (ENDS)