Dutch short track skater Knegt suffers serious burns
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch ice skating association says Olympic short track silver medalist Sjinkie Knegt has suffered serious burns after an accident at his home.
The Royal Netherlands Skating Union says in a statement that Knegt's clothes caught fire Thursday morning as he was lighting a wood-burning stove. His left leg suffered third-degree burns.
Charlotte Kalla wins 1st gold medal of Pyeongchang Olympics
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Charlotte Kalla won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games a few hours before Lim Hyo-jun earned host country South Korea its first gold.
In the first medal event of the Winter Olympics on Saturday, Kalla won the women's 15-kilometer skiathlon by more than seven seconds. Later in the day, Lim crossed the finish line first in the men's 1,500-meter short-track speedskating event, setting off a huge roar from a capacity crowd at Gangneung Ice Arena.
South Korea wins 1st gold of home Olympics in short track
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Short-track speedskating is wildly popular in South Korea and the Olympic host country had reason to celebrate on the first night of racing.
Lim Hyo-jun won the crash-filled men's 1,500-meter final, giving South Korea its first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday. He raised his arms in triumph and let out a yell as the capacity crowd roared its approval.