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South Korea, China highlight worlds

Updated: March 9, 2012, 8:23 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- South Korean and Chinese skaters captured five of the six podium finishes in the 1,500-meter races Friday to open the world short-track speedskating championships.

Noh Jink-yu of South Korea won gold in the men's 1,500 in 2 minutes, 15.661 seconds, with teammates Kwak Yoon-gy second in 2:15.755 and Sin Da-woon in third in 2:15.861.

In the women's race, China's Li Jianrou finished in 2:23.217, teammate Liu Qiuhong was second in 2:23.411 and Canada's Marie-Eve Drolet took ...

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