Three-time Olympic champion Choi Min-Jeong won women's 1500m gold as South Korea dominated the short-track speed skating competition in Lake Placid ©Getty Images

A strong South Korean team starring three-time Olympic champion Choi Min-jeong swept the medals on the opening day of short-track speed skating competition at the International University Sports Federation Winter World University Games here.

Choi led a South Korean one-two-three as she captured the women’s 1500 metres gold in 2min 40.301sec at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.

The result was no surprise with Choi holding the world record as well as and the Olympic and world titles in the event.

It adds another crown to the 24-year-old’s impressive medal collection that includes three Olympic golds and 15 world titles.

Kim Geon-hee, a world 3,000m relay champion, claimed silver in 2:382 and Seo Whi-min, an Olympic 3,000m silver medallist and double Winter Youth Olympic champion, bagged bronze in 2:40.382.

There was more South Korean success in the men’s 1500m with Kim Tae-sung leading a one-two-three.

Kim took control of the race as he powered to the front before crossing in 2:18.016.

Latvia’s Robert Kruzbergs tried to spoil the South Korean party only to be overtaken by Lee Jeong-min and Jang Sung-woo.

Lee came second in 2:18.130 as Jang crossed in 2:18.164 for bronze.

Kim Min-sun claimed two speed skating golds to complete her hat-trick ©FISU
Kim Min-sun claimed two speed skating golds to complete her hat-trick ©FISU

The short-track golds capped a day to remember for South Korea who also claimed two titles at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval.

Kim Min-sun won both of those as she secured the women’s 500m title before helping South Korea clinch mixed gender relay gold.

The 23-year-old’s victories completed a golden hat-trick at Lake Placid 2023 having won the women’s 1,000m title earlier this week.

Japan's Moe Kumagai had broken the women’s 500m track record with 39.41 before Kim beat her time by 0.88.

Park Chae-eun snatched bronze with 40.01, finishing 0.03 ahead of Japan's Kurumi Inagawa.

Min-sun then teamed up with Ahn Hyun-jun to become the first-ever winners of the mixed gender relay crown.

They were crowned champions with a time of 3:10.84, beating Japan's Yuka Takahashi and Kotaro Kasahara who clocked 3:12.03.

Spanish pair Alexander Rezzonico and Sara Cabrera registered 3:12.14 for bronze.

Shilo Rousseau of Canada was in superb form as she claimed the women's 10km pursuit crown ©FISU
Shilo Rousseau of Canada was in superb form as she claimed the women's 10km pursuit crown ©FISU

The men’s 500m gold was won in emphatic champion by Japan’s Wataru Morishige.

The Japanese ace became the fifth skater to break the track record as he triumphed in 35.30.

Compatriot Kazuya Yamada sealed silver in 35.84, while Poland's Marek Kania dashed Japan’s hopes of a podium sweep when he secured bronze in 35.99 - just 0.02 ahead of Motoki Abe.

Japan claimed their 17th gold of Lake Placid 2023 to increase their lead at the top of the medal standings following their victory in the mixed team Nordic combined.

With the event making its Games debut, Rin Sobue and Sakutaro Kobayashi made history in Lake Placid.

The Japanese duo scored 234.4 points in the ski jumping round before emerging victorious from the cross-country section.

They registered a combined time of 12:14.7 over two legs of 2.5km to take the title.

Poland's Andrzej Szczechowicz and Weronika Kaleta settled for silver after the latter lost the lead to Sobue late on.

The Polish pair clocked in 40.5 later, while Niklas Malazinski and Erin Bianco were eight seconds further off the pace in third.

Sweden won gold in the Alpine skiing mixed parallel with a commanding performance against Switzerland at Whiteface Mountain.

Sweden, centre, celebrate winning the mixed team parallel final at Whiteface Mountain ©FISU
Sweden, centre, celebrate winning the mixed team parallel final at Whiteface Mountain ©FISU

Sara Rask crossed the finish line in 20.59 to beat Domenica Mosca in the opening race before Aaron Christian Mayer equalised for the Swiss by finishing 0.40 faster than Gustav Dalmalm.

Evelina Fredricsson then cruised across the finish as Svenja Pfiffner crashed out, making the score 2-1, before Wilhelm Vaenje saw off Morris Blom to put the nail in the coffin.

Germany defeated Slovakia 3-1 to win bronze.

Shilo Rousseau added to her women’s 12.5km short individual title by claiming victory in the women's 10km pursuit.

The Canadian finished in 32:24.4, winning by an impressive 40.1 despite incurring three penalties from the shooting range.

Poland's Anna Nedza-Kubiniec, who beat Rousseau to win gold in yesterday's women's 7.5km sprint, claimed silver in 33:04.5, with compatriot Barbara Skrobiszewska clocking 33:39.3 for bronze.

American Bjorn Westervelt secured men's 12.5km pursuit gold at Mount van Hoevenberg.

Ukraine's Dmytrii Hrushchak led by seven seconds going into the final shooting position only to miss, allowing Westervelt, who hit a clean round, to take the lead.

Westervelt seized his opportunity, finishing in 35:28.3 to win gold by 48 seconds.

Hrushchak claimed silver in 36:26.3, while Poland's Wojciech Janik clinched bronze in 36:46.4.