SHORT TRACK Preview: World Cup season starts in Calgary

The first of five stages in the 2018-19 ISU Short Track World Cup comes this weekend in Calgary (CAN), with competition in the 500-1,000-1,500 m for men and women plus relays for both and a mixed relay of 2,000 m.

A lot of the match-ups from PyeongChang will be replayed in Calgary, with 10 Olympic medalists (and 13 medals) returning to the ice:

∙ 500 m: 1. Dajing Wu (CHN); 2. Dae-Heon Hwang (KOR); 3. Hyo-Jun Lim (KOR)
∙ 1,000 m: 1. Sam Girard (CAN)
∙ 1,500 m: 1. Hyo-Jun Lim (KOR); 2. Sjinkie Knegt (NED)

∙ 500 m: 2. Yara van Kerkhof (NED); 3. Kim Boutin (CAN)
∙ 1,000 m: 1. Suzanne Schulting (NED); 2. Kim Boutin (CAN)
∙ 1,500 m: 1. Min-Jeong Choi (KOR); 2. Jinyu Li (CHN) ; 3. Kim Boutin (CAN)

In addition, five of the six individual World Cup event winners from last season are entered:

· Wu (CHN: 500 m); Sandor Shaolin Liu (HUN: 1,000 m), and Hwang (KOR: 1,500 m).

· Boutin (CAN: 1,000 m) and Choi (KOR: 1,500 m).

For the U.S., 2018 Olympians Aaron Tran and Thomas Hong and teen star Maame Biney are all entered. Look for results here.