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Park wins first gold in her new event

Park Seung-hi, a former Olympic short track champion who switched to speed skating in October, won the gold medal in women’s 1,000-meter speed skating at the 96th National Winter Sports Festival on Thursday at Taereung Ice Rink in Seoul.

She finished the race in 1:20.14 to claim her first speed skating gold. Park previously won three gold medals at the winter festival in short track.

On Wednesday, she finished second in women’s 500-meter race.

BY JOO KYUNG-DON [kjoo@joongang.co.kr]

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