Olympics: China's Zhou defends 1,500m short track title

SOCHI, Russia - China's Zhou Yang defended her Olympic Games short track title on Saturday when she triumphed in the 1,500m.

Zhou, third in the World Cup rankings this season, came good when it mattered most.

The 22-year-old clocked 2min 19.140sec to edge 17-year-old South Korean Shim Suk-Hee, who was second at the world championships, with Italy's Arianna Fontana claiming bronze.