Sochi Olympic medalists prevail at short track worlds

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Canadian Charles Hamelin consolidated his Sochi Olympic 1500m title by winning the distance at the World Championships in front of a home crowd in Montreal on Friday.

Hamelin, a decorated three-time Olympian, won in 2 minutes, 15.049 seconds at Maurice Richard Arena. China’s Han Tianyu took silver, .089 behind, followed by South Korea’s Park Se Yeong for bronze.

Russian Viktor Ahn took fourth in the only event he didn’t win at the Olympics.

Shim Suk-Hee, a three-time Sochi medalist, won the women’s 1500m in 2:34.423, leading a South Korean sweep. Kim Alang and Park Seung-Hi earned silver and bronze.

China’s Olympic 1500m champion Zhou Yang is not competing in Montreal.

The top Americans were J.R. Celski and Chris Creveling, who were eliminated in the semifinals, and Jessica Smith, who was sixth in the women’s final.

The U.S. women’s 3000m relay team, which did not qualify to compete in the Olympics, finished fourth in its heat and did not advance to Sunday’s final.

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