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South Korea Wins Women's Short Track Speedskating 3,000-Meter Relay

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South Korea's Kong Sangjeong, Cho Ha-Ri, Kim Alang, Park Seunghi and Shim Sukhee celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Women's Short Track 3000 m Relay Final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) | ADRIAN DENNIS via Getty Images
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — South Korea won the women's Olympic short track 3,000-meter relay, passing China on the last lap to take the lead.

The team of Cho Ha-ri, Kim Alang, Park Seung-hi and Shim Suk-hee crossed the finish line first Tuesday after Shim made the winning pass on the last of 27 laps. Four years ago in Vancouver, the South Koreans finished first, but were disqualified and China got the gold.

This time, the Chinese team of Fan Kexin, Li Jianrou, Liu Qiuhong and Zhou Yang finished second, but were disqualified by the referees after a penalty on the last lap.

That allowed Canada to take the silver medal. Italy earned the bronze.

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