China win mixed relay at Short Track Speed Skating World Cup

(L-R) Team South Korea, Team China, and Team USA pose for a picture after the 2,000m mixed relay final at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City, US, November 5, 2022. (Photo: CFP)

Team China won the 2,000-meter mixed relay at the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City, the US, on Saturday, clocking 2:37.153 to beat South Korea, hosts USA, and the Netherlands.

The young Chinese squad was composed of Li Wenlong, Zhang Chutong, Zhong Yuchen, and Wang Xinran and averaged 21 years of age.

Team China reacts after winning the Mixed 2000m Relay during the ISU World Cup Short Track at the Utah Olympic Oval on November 05, 2022 in Salt Lake City, US. (Photo: CFP)

This was the first gold medal for China in winter sports in an international competition after Beijing 2022.

The 2022-23 International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup series has six legs, starting from Montreal, Canada, in late October. Chinese skaters are registered in all six legs, as well as the upcoming Four Continents Championships, also taking place in Salt Lake City.