Abzal Azhgaliyev took third place
ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating - Salt Lake City (USA) - Sunday
Men’s 500m (2)
With all of Saturday’s 500m (1) medallists choosing to race the 1000m on Sunday the ice was left clear for China’s Wu Dajing to pursue another medal for his extensive collection.
On the line the positions remained unchanged, and Wu picked up his 15th World Cup medal at this distance, making up for Saturday’s disappointment when he fell in the final.
Kim Dong Wook of Republic of Korea was left trailing on the first lap and finished fourth.
Liu said: “It was a pretty fast race. I’d never skated under 40 seconds – the semifinal was my first time [39.893secs] and I could even skate faster in the final [39.732].
“My summer wasn’t too good, I didn’t train too hard, so I’m really happy with my result. I hope I can get more gold medals [this season], but I just want to get more experience.”