Ahn, Shim win world overall short track titles

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Updated: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:13:53 EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Russia's Viktor Ahn of Russia won his sixth overall title in the world short track speed skating championships Sunday, and South Korea's Shim Suk-hee topped the women's field.

Ahn, three-time winner in the Sochi Olympics, won the 1,000 meters in 1 minute, 25.446 seconds on the final day of the three-day event at Maurice Richard Arena.

Shim took the women's 1,000 in 1:30.488 and the 3,000 superfinal in 4:50.829.

American J.R. Celski won the men's 3,000 superfinal in 4:59.528.

The Netherland's Niels Kerstholt, Dean Breeuwsma, Freek Van der Wart and Sjinkie Knegt won the men's 5,000 relay in 6:52.618, and China's Liu Qiuhong, Kong Xue, Fan Kexin and Han Yutong took the women's 3,000 relay in 4:10.062.

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