The Latest: South Korea wins 1st gold medal of Olympic Games

The Latest: South Korea wins 1st gold medal of Olympic Games
Livia Altmann, of Switzerland, and South Korea's Randi Heesoo Griffin, of the combined Koreas team, battle for the puck during the first period of the preliminary round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
The Latest: South Korea wins 1st gold medal of Olympic Games
Carlijn Achtereekte of The Netherlands celebrates after the women's 3,000 meters race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

9:50 p.m.

Lim Hyo-jun has given the host country its first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The South Korean crossed the line first in the men's 1,500-meter short track, setting off a huge roar from the capacity crowd at Gangneung Ice Arena.

Defending Olympic champion Charles Hamelin of Canada was penalized for impeding and finished far back anyway.

Lim surged past Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands and finished about two blade lengths ahead in an Olympic-record time of 2 minutes, 10.485 seconds.

Knegt settled for the silver medal, while the bronze went to Semen Elistratov, who became Russia's first medalist of the games.

Russia was banned from the Olympics for a massive doping scheme, but Elistratov is among 168 competitors allowed in as "Olympic Athletes From Russia."

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