BEIJING (Reuters) – Hwang Dae-heon added the Olympic record to his world finest time as he certified for the quarter-finals of the brief observe velocity skating 1,000 metres occasion on the Beijing Games on Saturday.
Hwang dominated a tightly-contested warmth in one minute 23.042 seconds to beat the mark set by Canada’s Charles Hamelin in 2018 by 0.365 seconds.
It was greater than two seconds off the world record he set in 2016 however greater than adequate to undergo alongside Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands.
Wu Dajing, the five hundred metres Olympic champion, led his warmth from begin to end to progress, in addition to fellow Chinese Ren Ziwei.
Liu Shaolin and his brother Liu Shaoang, skating for Hungary however who’ve a Chinese father, each superior after profitable their heats.
The quarter-finals, semis and remaining of the 1,000m can be contested on Monday.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)