Speed Skating: South Korea’s Mo wins men’s 500m

Vancouver  – South Korea’s Mo Tae-Bum won the men’s 500 metres speed skating gold Monday at the Olympic Winter Games, with Japan’s Keiichiro Nagashima taking silver and teammate Joji Kato winning bronze.

Mo’s combined time for his two races was 69.82 seconds, 0.16 seconds ahead of Nagashima, with Kato recording a time of 70.01.

It is South Korea’s first ever gold in the Winter Olympics outside short-track.

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