Hamelin, Jean lead way at World Cup short-track
Hamelin tops field in 1,000-metre, Jean skates to 500 crown
Charles Hamelin and Olivier Jean led Canada to a three-medal day at a World Cup short-track speedskating event in Nagoya, Japan.
Hamelin, from Ste-Julie, Que., won gold in the men's 1,000 metres Sunday while Jean, from Lachenaie, Que., took top spot in the 500 metres.
Hamelin finished in one minute 28.270 seconds. He was 0.095 seconds ahead of South Korea's Kwak Yoon-gy. Michael Gilday of Yellowknife won bronze in 1:28.939.
It was Hamelin's third gold medal of the season and fifth podium appearance overall.
Jean took the 500 with a time of 41.491 followed by the Chinese pair of Liang Wenhao and Gong Qiuwen.
It was Jean's second gold medal of the season and third medal overall. Gilday has two podium appearances this season.
In the women's 1,000 metres, Li Jianrou led a Chinese sweep with a time of 1:32.708, ahead of compatriots Lin Meng and Xiao Han.
Italy's Arianna Fontana won the women's 500 in 44.479. Japan's Yui Sakai was second and Martina Valcepina of Italy was third.
Vanessa Belanger-Marceau of Loretteville, Que., was fifth.