February 19, 2018 / 12:54 PM / in 10 months

Olympics-Speed skating-Norway's Lorentzen wins gold in men's 500 metres

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Norwegian Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men's 500 metres speed skating at the Gangneung Oval on Monday after edging out South Korea's Cha Min-kyu in a dramatic photo finish.

Skating after Cha had broken the Olympic record in a blistering lap, the ice-cool Lorentzen went 0.01 seconds faster, zooming around the track in a time of 34.41. Chinese Gao Tingyu took the bronze medal. (Reporting by Simon Jennings, editing by Ed Osmond)

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