SOCHI, Russia -- Li Jianrou of China won the gold medal in 500-meter short track speedskating after she was the only woman who didn't fall in the final.
Li survived the crash-filled final Thursday to keep the Olympic title in China's hands. Injured countrywoman Wang Meng couldn't defend the title she has won at every Winter Games since 2002.
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Arianna Fontana of Italy took the silver and Park Seung-hi of South Korea earned the bronze.
Elise Christie of Britain caused the first crash of the wild final and was disqualified.