Olympic champion Yang (A) Yang of China continued her successful return to speedskating in Madison, Wisconsin, by winning the women's 500-meter race in a World Cup short-track tournament.

After taking last season off, Yang won Saturday night with a time of 45.371 seconds. Meng Wang of China was second, less than a 10th of a second back (45.429), while Marta Capurso of Italy was third (45.561). Competing in only her second World Cup meet this year, Yang also won the 1,500-meter race Friday night for her first victory since returning to the ice.

Mathieu Turcotte of Canada captured the men's 500-meter race in 41.673 seconds. Turcotte narrowly held off hard-charging American Apolo Anton Ohno to win (41.724). Takafumi Nishitani (41.955) of Japan was third.

Some of this information provided by AP and AFP.