Shinya speeds to overall women’s 100-meter title


Japan’s Shihomi Shinya collected 260 points to win the overall title in the women’s 100 meters after placing second in the final World Cup competition this season held in the Netherlands on Sunday.

Shinya, who clocked 10.48 seconds to finish 0.06 seconds behind Jenny Wolf of Germany in the final, took part in three 100-meter races and became the first overall champion in the discipline which became an official World Cup event starting this season.

Shinya also earned 558 points and placed third in the final standings in the women’s 500 meters.

In the men’s 100 meters, Ryohei Shimizu was third with a time of 9.92. In the overall standings, Joji Kato placed third with 175 points and Hiroyasu Shimizu followed in fourth with 160 points.

Shimizu also came home third in the 500-meter final on the final day of the three-day meet and ranked third in the World Cup standings behind a 660-point effort.

Ohno dominates

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) Apolo Anton Ohno won the 1,000 and 3,000-meter races Sunday to complete a sweep at the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships and capture his fourth straight title.

Ohno won all six races to take the U.S. Short Track title for the sixth time.