China has received its first gold of the Beijing Video games, rising victorious within the combined staff relay at brief observe speedskating within the occasion’s Olympic debut.
Wu Dajing edged Italy’s Pietro Sighel by .016 seconds. That’s half a skate blade. Hungary earned bronze Saturday night time.
Qu Chunyu, Fan Kexin and Ren Ziwei joined Wu for the historic victory. The small variety of Chinese language followers at Capital Indoor Area cheered and waved tiny flags.
The outcomes have been delayed whereas the referee reviewed the race. Canada was penalized for pushing from behind and inflicting contact with Hungary.
China was the favourite coming in, having led the World Cup standings this season.