Sports | February 18, 2002, Monday // 00:00

Evgenia Radanova of Bulgaria won silver medal at the women's 500m short track final at the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, February 16, 2002. Chinese Yang (A) Yang (left) won gold medal. Wang Chunlu of China won the bronze . On Wednesday, after failing to qualify for the finals at either the 1994 or 1998 Games, Bulgaria's Evgenia Radanova was finally rewarded for her perseverance by taking the bronze ahead of five-time world champion Yang Yang (A) at the Olympic individual short track speed-skating 1,500 meters.Thus she became the first Bulgaria with two medals from Olympic Games. Earlier during the day Irina Nikoultchina of Bulgaria took bronze in the biathlon women's 10 km pursuit biathlon at Soldier Hollow for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, February 16, 2002. Nikoultchina became bronze medalist with 31 minutes, 15.8 seconds.Russia's Olga Pyleva took the gold in 31 minutes, 07.7 seconds, ahead of silver winner Kati Wilhelm of Germany in 31 minutes, 13.0 seconds.

Following are the results from the women's 500m short track final :
1.Yang Yang CHI 44.187
2. Evgenia Radanova BUL 44.252
3 Wang Chunlu CHI 44.272
4.Isabelle Charest CAN 44.662
5. Caroline Hallisey USA 44.679

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