February 22, 2018 / 10:35 AM / 3 months ago

Olympics-Short track-China's Wu sets world record in 500m qualifier

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 22 (Reuters) - China’s Wu Dajing set a world record of 39.800 seconds in qualifying for the men’s Olympic 500 metres short track speed skating final on Thursday.

Wu shaved 0.137 seconds off the previous record set by American John Celski in Calgary in 2012. (Reporting by Simon Jennings, editing by Ed Osmond)

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