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Canadian speed skater whips South Korean fans into a frenzy over Olympic medal drama

By Peter Allen Clark


Tuesday’s women’s 500-meter short track speed skating final in the Pyeonchang Winter Games ended in a photo finish and some brutal outrage.

Italian skater Arianna Fontana won the event in a heated race with the hosting-country’s favorite Choi Minjeong, which was close enough to need a photo finish.

But it was 23-year-old Canadian skater Kim Boutin who has drawn the ire of many South Koreans.

Choi, after losing first place, was then disqualified from winning the silver medal for …

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