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2010/02/18 11:43 KST
(LEAD)(Winter Olympics) Mo Tae-bum wins silver in men's 1,000m speed skating

  
VANCOUVER, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Mo Tae-bum, the winner of the men's 500 meter speed skating event, captured the silver medal in the 1,000m event on Wednesday, gliding to another podium finish at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

   Mo, who won the 500m event on Monday by 0.16 second, clocked in at 1:09.12 in the 1,000m speed skating event held at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver to finish second after Shani Davis of the U.S. who timed 1:08.94.
Mo Tae-bum

American Chad Hedrick came third with 1:09.32.

   Davis, who defended the title he won four years ago in Turin, sped up on the final lap to beat Mo.

   When his silver medal was sealed, Mo skated around the oval with Davis, wearing the South Korean flag over his shoulders.

   Mo became the first South Korean speed skater to claim two medals in a single Winter Olympic Games outside the short track speed skating event since the country first participated in the St. Moritz Winter Games in 1948.

   Among other South Koreans, five-time Olympian Lee Kyou-hyuk finished ninth with 1:09.92, Mun Joon was 18th and Lee Ki-ho ranked 36th.

   brk@yna.co.kr
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