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Hamelin fastest in qualifying for 500m at short track meet

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The Canadian Press
11/30/2012 9:10:34 AM
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NAGOYA, Japan -- Canada's Charles Hamelin won his 500 metres qualification heat with a time of 42.034 seconds on Friday at a World Cup short-track speedskating meet.

Hamelin, the 2010 Olympic gold medallist , was 0.129 seconds faster than China's Liang Wenhao. Canadian Olivier Jean was third-fastest in 42.643.

China's Wang Meng clocked the fastest time in qualifying for the women's 500 metres with a time of 44.740 seconds. South Korea's Park Seung-hi was second in 44.389 while Canada's Marianne St. Gelais finished third with a time of 44.561.

The Nagoya meet is the third of six ISU World Cup short track events. The final for the men's 500 metres will be held on Sunday.

 Charles Hamelin (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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