Ahn, Shim win world overall short track titles
MONTREAL (AP) Russia’s Viktor Ahn of Russia won his sixth overall title in the world short track speed skating championships Sunday, and South Korea’s Shim Suk-hee topped the women’s field.
Ahn, three-time winner in the Sochi Olympics, won the 1,000 meters in 1 minute, 25.446 seconds on the final day of the three-day event at Maurice Richard Arena.
Shim took the women’s 1,000 in 1:30.488 and the 3,000 superfinal in 4:50.829.
American J.R. Celski won the men’s 3,000 superfinal in 4:59.528.
The Netherland’s Niels Kerstholt, Dean Breeuwsma, Freek Van der Wart and Sjinkie Knegt won the men’s 5,000 relay in 6:52.618, and China’s Liu Qiuhong, Kong Xue, Fan Kexin and Han Yutong took the women’s 3,000 relay in 4:10.062.