Home crowd spur United States on to Four Continents Short Track mixed relay team gold in Salt Lake City

The United States won gold in the mixed team relay in front of a home crowd at the Four Continents Short Track Championships in Salt Lake City.

Andrew Heo, Marcus Howard, Kristen Santos-Griswold and Corinne Stoddard crossed the line just ahead of China to claim the top spot on the podium, with Canada in third.

Meanwhile, Courtney Sarault won gold in the women’s 1000m with compatriot Claudia Gagnon finishing in bronze, as China’s Li Gong sandwiched the two Canadians.

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On the men’s side, two Canadians had to settle for silver and bronze as Ji Won Park of Korea emerged victorious.

Pascal Dion finished just 0.044 seconds behind Park with William Dandjinou just further back.

Along with her women’s 1000m title and her bronze medal in the mixed team relay, Sarault completed the streak with silver in the women’s 3000m relay alongside Gagnon, Renee Marie Steenge and Ann-Sophie Bachand.

South Korea came out on top as Minjeong Choi, Gilli Kim, Soyoun Lee and Suk Hee Shim took gold, with the United States taking bronze.

In the men’s 5000m relay, it was an all-Asian podium as China beat Japan and South Korea for the gold medal in 6:54.766.

Kun Li, Guanyi Liu, Jiahua Song and Yuchen Zhong won the title more than a second ahead of Japan, with Korea benefiting from a penalty in Canada to take the bronze, crossing the line 18 seconds after China .

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