Chinese teenager Han Tianyu took silver, with the
three medalists finishing far ahead of the chasing pack over 13 and
a half laps.
An ecstatic Hamelin, who won gold in the 500m on home ice at the
2010 Vancouver Olympics, lunged over the barriers to wrap his
girlfriend and teammate Marianne St-Gelais in a celebratory hug.
The Russian crowd reserved its biggest cheers for Ahn, who won four
Olympic medals for South Korea at the 2006 Torino Games before
switching allegiance to Russia.
(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel;
editing by Peter Rutherford)
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