|Park Seung-hi. (Yonhap News)|
South Korea picked up a silver medal on the second day of the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, on Saturday.
Park Seung-hi took second place in the women’s 500 meters at 43.852 seconds. Wang Meng of China finished first at 43.718 seconds. Another Chinese, Fan Kexin, claimed the bronze at 44.202 seconds.
Park had won the gold in the women’s 1,500m on Friday, as one of four South Korean medalists that day.
She was the only South Korean to reach the podium on Saturday.
In the men’s 500m, Noh Jin-kyu failed to get past the semifinals.
Liang Wenhao of China took the title at 41.905 seconds.
Viktor Ahn of Russia finished second at 41.995 seconds. Ahn is a South Korean native who won three Olympic gold medals and five overall world championships under his birthname, Hyun-soo, before obtaining his Russian citizenship in late 2011. This was Ahn’s first world championship medal in six years.
The South Korean men’s 5,000m relay team qualified for the final by posting the fastest time in Saturday’s semifinals with 6:51.098. The Netherlands, Canada and Russia have also made the relay final. (Yonhap News)