17 March 2014
For the first time in the Russian history Victor Ahn became the absolute world champion in short track
For the first time in the Russian history Victor Ahn became the absolute world champion in short track. At the world championships in Montreal (Canada), he scored 63 points after four distances, eight points ahead of his nearest rival – American John Chelsky (55), who took second place.
Triple Sochi Olympics champion won in the 1,000m, he won the bronze medal in the 3,000m, and in the 500m and the 1,500m he finished fourth. These results allowed Ahn to win gold in the all-around competition.
Charles Hamelin a member of the host country’s team won bronze – 48.
Semen Yelistratov took eleventh place in the overall standings, Vladimir Grigoriev became 14th.
This time Olympic champions finished fourth in the relay. Team Netherlands became world champions, followed by the teams of South Korea and the UK.
In the women’s tournament the best result among Russian participants was achieved by Valerie Resnick. She took 13th place, and Tatiana Borodulina took 24th place. Suk-hee Shim (South Korea) became the absolute world champion, her compatriot Seung-hi Park became second, and Canada’s Valerie Maltais took third place.
In the relay Russian women’s team finished sixth. The top three finnishers are China, Canada and Italy.