Wang victorious in short-track skating return

Updated: 2012-10-22 06:37


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CALGARY, Canada - Chinese Olympic gold medalist short-track skater Wang Meng showed no rust in coming back from a 13-month suspension Sunday afternoon at the first ISU World Cup event of the year in Canada as she won the 500 meters final A in commanding fashion.

Wang victorious in short-track skating return
Wang Meng of China races to a first place finish in the women's 500 meters race during the ISU Short Track World Cup competition in Calgary, Alberta, October 21, 2012. [Photo/Agencies] 

The 27-year-old Heilongjiang native, winner of four Olympic gold medals, crossed the finish line at the Calgary Oval in 43.240, slightly off her world record time of 42.609. Liu Qiuhong made it a one-two sweep for China as she claimed the silver in 44:038, ahead of third-placed finisher Arianna Fontana (44.236) of Italy.

China's Fan Kexin finished second in the 500 meters final B race in 44.34, behind Russian Tatiana Borodulina (44.131).