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Sang-Hwa Lee sets world record

Updated: January 20, 2013, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Sang-Hwa Lee of South Korea set a 500-meter world record Sunday in World Cup speedskating at the Olympic Oval.

Lee's time of 36.80 seconds lowered the mark of 36.94 set by China's Yu Jinh at the world sprint championships on the same oval last Jan. 29.

"I didn't expect the world record here," Lee said through an interpreter. "I was hoping to set it next week in Salt Lake City (at the world sprint championships)."

Other winners were Jens Smeekens of the Netherlands ...

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