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Canadian speed skater whips South Korean fans into a frenzy over Olympic medal drama

Submitted by Mashable on February 13, 2018 - 1:37pm


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Tuesday's women's 500-meter short track speed skating final in the Pyeonchang Winter Games ended in a photo finish and some brutal outrage.

Italian skater Arianna Fontana won the event in a heated race with the hosting-country's favorite Choi Minjeong, which was close enough to need a photo finish. 

But it was 23-year-old Canadian skater Kim Boutin who has drawn the ire of many South Koreans.

Choi, after losing first place, was then disqualified from winning the silver medal for interfering with other athletes. Boutin finished in fourth place, but was elevated to third after the disqualification. Yara van Kerkhof of Netherlands came in second. Read more...

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