Yonhap News AgencyMarch 12, 2013 16:19
SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa on Sunday was crowned the women's overall champion in 500 meters at the Speed Skating World Cup.
At the Speed Skating World Cup Final in Heerenveen, Netherlands, Lee won the 500ｍ race with a time of 37.77 seconds, edging out Wang Beixing of China by 0.01 of a second.
The victory gave Lee 150 World Cup points for a season-total of 1,055, the best score among all 500ｍ female skaters this season. Lee is the first South Korean to win the World Cup overall title in any distance.