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Canada's Charles Hamelin wins short-track gold in China

Charles Hamelin of Canada won the men's 500-metre race at a short-track speedskating World Cup event on Sunday in Shanghai, China.

Marianne St. Gelais takes bronze in women's 500

Charles Hamelin of Canada, at right, was victorious in the men's 500 metre event in Shanghai on Sunday for his forst gold medal of the season. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Charles Hamelin of Canada won the men's 500-metre race at a short-track speedskating World Cup event on Sunday in Shanghai, China.

Hamelin, of Sainte-Julie, Que., clocked 40.821 seconds for his first win of the season. Vladimir Grigorev of Russia was second with a time of 40.854 while China's Wu Dajing took third in 41.687.

China's Wang Meng won the women's 500 with a time of 43.743 ahead of compatriot Fan Kexin, who had a time of 43.975. Marianne St. Gelais of Saint-Félicien, Que., was third in 53.900.

South Korea's Kwak Yoon-gy won the men's 1,000 in 1:24.928. Victor An of Russia was second in 1:25.055 while Noh Jin-kyu, also of South Korea, was third with a time of 1:33.100.

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