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Chinese Zhou Yang breaks world record of women's 1,000m short track speed skating

2010-02-27 08:19:02 GMT2010-02-27 16:19:02 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

VANCOUVER, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Zhou Yang broke the world record of women's 1,000m short track speed skating in the semifinals at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games here on Friday.

Zhou, 18, sliced 0.446 seconds off the previous world record of one minute and 29.495 seconds, which was set by her teammate Wang Meng in Harbin, China in 2008.

Zhou has snatched two gold medals at her first Olympic Games as she held back three tough rivals from South Korea in the 1,500m final last Saturday and was a member of the Chinese winning team in the 3,000m relay on Wednesday.

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