Sporting Digest: Ice Skating

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NICKY GOOCH, Britain's Olympic bronze medallist, finished a disappointing fifth after twice falling in the 1500 metres final at the world short-track speed skating championships at Guildford last night. Gooch got up each time but, with 2min 31.6sec, he was more than five seconds slower than the winner, Chae Ji-hoon of South Korea.

WORLD SHORT-TRACK SPEED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS (Guildford) Men's 1500 metres final: 1 Chae Ji-hoon (S Kor) 2:26.45; 2 M Gagnon (Can) 2:27.15; 3 D Campbell (Can) 2:27.55. GB: 5 N Gooch 2:31.60. Women's 1500m final: 1 Kim So-hee (S Kor) 2min 43.03sec; 2 N Lambert (Can) 2:43.12; 3 Kim Ryang-hee (S Kor) 2:43.14.