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.


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.


Lee entered the race as the favorite having won the mass start world title in 2016.


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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