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Norway’s speed skater Lorentzen wins 500m gold, sets new Olympic record

February 19, 16:28 UTC+3 PYEONGCHANG

Norwegian speed skater Havard Lorentzen struck gold in the men's 500m race and set a new Olympic record

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Havard Lorentzen

Havard Lorentzen

© AP Photo/Petr David Josek

PYEONGCHANG /South Korea/, February 19. /TASS/. Norwegian speed skater Havard Lorentzen has broken the Olympic record in men’s 500m race to win the gold medal of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games on Monday.

Lorentzen, 25, finished in 34.41 seconds to crack the Olympic record of 34.42 seconds set by Casey Fitzranfolph of the United States in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Silver went to Cha Min Kyu of South Korea (34.42 seconds). China’s Gao Tingyu finished third (34.65 seconds).

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