While couples figure skating might have been a Hollywood-style success story for China, its showing in speed skating (the other gold hopeful) was a little less dramatic. Wang Beixing slid into bronze place for the women’s 500M speed skating competition, finishing the track at 76.63 seconds. Silver went to Jenny Wolf of Germany at just 500ths of a second faster, and the gold was handed to South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa, who claimed it with a time of 76.09 seconds. Good try, Wang!
You can watch a video of the finish on CCTV.com.