first_imgIreland crossed the finish line in 35.73 while compatriot and current world record-holder Jeremy Wotherspoon, the 500 winner Saturday, finished third in 35.76. Ireland claimed the 1,000-meter title in 1:11.62 while Norway’s Aden Sondral and Wotherspoon finished second and third, respectively. Meanwhile, Japan’s Eriko Sanmiya, who finished third in the 500 and 1,000 meters to emerge as the only women’s double medalist Saturday, did it again Sunday by winning the 1,000 meters and clinching second in the 500.Catriona LeMay-Doan of Canada skated to victory in the 500 for the second straight day, clocking 38.80 ahead of Sanmiya. SEOUL – Japan’s Nagano Olympic gold-medalist Hiroyasu Shimizu returned to form Sunday and edged Mike Ireland of Canada to win the 500 meters on the final day of a World Cup speedskating sprint meet in South Korea.Shimizu bounced back from a minor calf injury, which saw him finish 13th in the 500 the day before, to skate home in 35.59 seconds at Taenung International Ice Rink in Seoul and step onto the medals podium for the first time this season. Shimizu’s win was his 26th career World Cup victory. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img