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Lee Sang-hwa sets Olympic records

Updated: February 11, 2014, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- Lee Sang-hwa burst off the line with a flawless start. She built up speed with each stride on the front straightway -- her arms swinging powerfully, her body low to the ice.

By the time Lee came around the final turn, the gold medal was a formality.

"Right now," said silver medalist Olga Fatkulina, "she is almost Usain Bolt."

The South Korean lived up to the hype as the overwhelming favorite in women's 500-meter speedskating Tuesday, zipping around the big ...

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