Korea’s rising star Hwang Dae Heon pulled off a stunning overtaking move in the final corner to jump from third to gold in the Men's 1500m at the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track in Shanghai.
The 18-year-old maintained his grip on the distance this World Cup season, leaving Sjinkie Knegt (NED) and Kim Do Kyoum (KOR) to settle for silver and bronze respectively.
Dutch legend Knegt, who already has three medals from the Budapest and Dordrecht legs, was blindsided by Hwang.
“He surprised me. I wasn’t expecting him. I was trying to look forward to pass the number one and then he jumped in,” he said.
“It is what it is. I think tactically I did well. Too bad I finished second.”
Kim, meanwhile, is further proof of Korea’s deep talent pool, reaching his first World Cup podium after leading for much of this race.
“This is my first World Cup medal, so I feel proud. But I was still a little bit nervous,” he said.
Veteran Thibaut Fauconnet of France won the B final.