Budapest / Hungary

Choi Min Jeong (KOR) won the ladies 1500m final A ahead of Kim Boutin (CAN) and Deanna Lockett (AUS).

The 2015 overall world champion showed that she is back in fine shape, with her eyes on a gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. However, she says she still has a lot more to give.

"I felt a lot of pressure and I think that I'm not ready for it (PyeongChang 2018) yet," she said.

"I am a bit more relaxed after winning but I think that my condition is now only 60 per cent of what it should be."

From left Deanna Lockett AUS Jeong Min Choiu KOR and Kim Boutin CAN pose during the medal ceremony following the ladies 1500m final

Silver medalist Boutin stayed in the top two throughout the whole final but admitted she needs to improve her finish.

"It was a pretty hard race so I am pretty happy about the result. With two laps to go I was up in the front, relaxed and everything was OK. But I need to work on my last lap – I think it is some technical aspect to look at," she said.

Shim Suk Hee had sprinted to a second place but got a penalty, leaving the silver medal to Boutin and the bronze to a happy Deanna Lockett (AUS).

"It's my first-ever World Cup medal so it's always going to be really exciting. I've been waiting for this for a long time," Lockett said.

"I'll give this medal to my mum, I think she'll be even happier for it."

In the ladies 1500m final B, Korean Kim A Lang won ahead of Jamie MacDonald (CAN) and home skater Petra Jaszapati (HUN). Charlotte Gilmartin (GBR) and

Ekaterina Efremenkova (RUS) had been placed second and third respectively but fell in the last turn.

"I'm very happy with this, I didn't expect this. The ice broke ahead of the Russian girl (Efremenkova) and she took out the British one (Gilmartin). That gave me the third place," Jaszapati said.

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