Chinese speed skater Wang Meng on Saturday overcame two great rivals from South Korean to win the women's 1000m event at the Harbin leg of the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup series.
Wang Meng (C) stands atop the the podium after winning the women's 1,000m at the opening event of the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup season in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Saturday, October 20, 2007. [Photo: Xinhua]
This is China's first gold medal at the opening event of the World Cup season, which commenced on Friday.
Winter Olympic champion Wang skated to the lead after the whistle, finishing with a time of one minute 34.897 seconds. Wang's two feisty Korean counterparts tried many times to catch her but in vain.
Jung Eun-Ju of South Korea came second with one minute 34.974 seconds.
(CRI October 21, 2007)