Sports BriefsSPEED SKATING
Korea takes home medley of medals at ISU World Cup
KEARNS, Utah - Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais won the women’s 500-meter race at the ISU World Cup short-track speedskating event Sunday to close the weekend with three medals.
St-Gelais finished the 500 in 43.059 seconds, was second in the 1,500-meter race on Saturday and was a member of Canada’s bronze- medal for the 3,000-meter relay team on Sunday.
The weekend event finished with five world records and 49 national records.
South Korea’s Choi Min-jeong was second in the 500 with 43.244, followed by China’s Kexin Fan (43.249).
Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands broke the men’s world record in the 1,500 at 2:07.943. South Korea’s Lee Jung-su (2:08.646) was second and Russia’s Semen Elistratov (2:08.655) third.
South Korea swept the women’s 1,500, with Shim Suk-hee (2:22.384), Kim Ji-yoo (2:22.837) and Noh Do-hee (2:22.954) finishing 1-2-3. All three joined Choi on the winning 3,000 relay team (4:05.149).
Usain Bolt will practice with Dortmund Bundesliga team
DORTMUND, Germany - Borussia Dortmund’s chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team.
Hans-Joachim Watzke tells Kicker magazine on Sunday that “it was no joke” and “not a marketing move.”
Watzke was responding to a report in a Guardian newspaper that Bolt planned to train with Dortmund, one of the top Bundesliga teams.
Dortmund and Bolt are both sponsored by the same Germany-based sports goods company - Puma, whose president contacted Dortmund to say that Bolt had asked about training with the team.