Canada wins 6 short track medals

, Last Updated: 12:02 AM ET

BUDAPEST (CP) -- Charles Hamelin of Ste-Julie, Que., took gold in the men's 1,000 metres, one of six medals won by Canada on Sunday at the fifth stop of the short track speed skating Word Cup circuit.

Canada, featuring its team for the world championships next month, finished its most productive World Cup event of the season with nine medals overall.

In the men's 1,000, Hamelin claimed his second medal this weekend in a time of one minute 27.221 seconds. Suk-Woo Song of South Korea was second in 1:27.228 and Francois-Louis Tremblay of Boucherville, Que., third in 1:27.328.

In the men's 3,000, two more Canadians finished on the podium behind American Apolo Anton Ohno, who won the gold in 5:37.097. Tremblay was second in 5:37.320 followed by Mathieu Turcotte of Sherbrooke, Que., at 5:37.482.

Ohno leads the overall standings with 199 points, just five points ahead of Turcotte.

Tremblay and Turcotte also helped Canada to silver in the men's 5,000-metre relay with Steve Robillard of Montreal and Eric Bedard of Ste-Thecle, Que. Italy won the race.

In the women's relay, Amanda Overland of Cambridge, Ont., Chantale Sevigny of Sherbrooke, Que., Anouk Leblanc-Boucher of Montreal and Alanna Kraus of Abbotsford, B.C., won bronze. China was first and South Korea second.

The World Cup season ends next weekend at Spisska Nova Es, Slovakia.


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