SHORT TRACK Preview: Wu still undefeated as World Cup arrives in Almaty

The ISU Short Track World Cup season will pass its halfway mark in Almaty (KAZ) in the Halyk Arena, with the third of five stops. The current, event-by-event standings:

Men’s 500 m:
1. 30,000 Dajing Wu (CHN)
2. 14,400 Shaoang Liu (HUN)
3. 11,355 Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN)
4. 9,342 Hyo Jun Lim (KOR)
9.342 Abzal Azhgaliyev (KAZ)

Men’s 1,000 m:
1. 14,400 Ziwei Ren (CHN)
1. 14,400 Ji Won Park (KOR)
3. 13,277 Shaoang Liu (HUN)
4. 12,621 Kyung Hwan Hong (KOR)
5. 10,000 Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN)

Men’s 1,500 m:
1. 16,000 June Seo Lee (KOR)
2. 10,180 Kazuki Yoshinaga (JPN)
3. 10,144 Sjinkie Knegt (NED)
4. 8,192 Pascal Dion (CAN)
5. 7,259 Vladislav Bykanov (ISR)

Women’s 500 m:
1. 25,120 Natalia Maliszewska (POL)
2. 16,078 Kexin Fan (CHN)
3. 12,800 Alyson Charles (CAN)
4. 12,096 Yara van Kerkhof (NED)
5. 10,665 Lara van Ruijven (NED)

Women’s 1,000 m:
1. 20,000 Suzanne Schulting (NED)
2. 16,000 Sofia Prosvirnova (RUS)
3. 15,120 Alyson Charles (CAN)
4. 12,298 Veronique Pierron (FRA)
5. 8,497 Ah-Rum Noh (KOR)

Women’s 1,500 m:
1. 14,096 Min-Jeong Choi (KOR)
2. 10,000 Suzanne Schulting (NED)
3. 9,021 Ekaterina Efremenkova (RUS)
4. 8,144 Courtney Lee Sarault (CAN)
5. 8,000 Ji-Yoo Kim (KOR)

China’s Wu is the only skater to have won all three of his competitions this season; Dutch skater Schulting has won both of her races at 1,000 m, but skipped the last race in Salt Lake City.

The program includes 500 m, 1,000 m and two 1,500 m races for both men and women, plus relays for men (3,000 m) and women (5,000 m) and a Mixed Gender Relay of 2,000 m.

Look for results here.

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