GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean short tracker Hwang Dae-heon took silver and teammate Lim Hyo-jun grabbed bronze in the men’s 500 meters at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Thursday.
Hwang finished the 4 1/2-lap race in 39.854 seconds at Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, with Wu Dajing of China winning the gold with a world record time of 39.584. Lim took third place in 39.919 seconds.
No South Korean man has won the 500m gold in short track since Chae Ji-hoon at Lillehammer 1994, the first time the 500m became a medal sport.
But this was the first time South Korea produced two medalists in the men’s 500m.
The silver is Hwang’s first career Olympic medal. Lim had earlier won the 1,500m gold medal.
They will go for a gold in the men’s 5,000m relay later Thursday.