Lee Storms to Olympic Glory in Men’s Mass Start

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Speed Skating – Men’s Mass Start

Leu Seung-Hoon(Republic of Korea)

Bart Swings (Belgium)

Koen Verweij(Netherlands)

South Korean crowd favorite Lee Seung-hoon stormed to Olympic gold in the men’s mass start race at the Gangneung Oval on Saturday with a perfectly timed breakaway on the final lap.

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Lee finished 0.11 seconds ahead of Belgian skater Bart Swings in the final speedskating race of the Games, with Koen Verweij of the Netherlands winning the bronze medal.

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Lee was able to win due to the help of his teammate Chung Jae-Won. Chung finished eighth, but Chung was able to set the pace, allowing Lee to finish strong at the end.



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