Canada's Cindy Klassen set a world record in the women's 1,500 meters at a World Cup speedskating event yesterday in Kearns, Utah, minutes after Anni Friesinger of Germany had done the same.

Klassen crossed the line in 1 minute 51.79 seconds. She skated in the final pair of the day and shortly after Friesinger, who came in at 1:53.19.

American Shani Davis set a world record in the men's 1,000, crossing in 1:07.03 in the final heat. He broke Gerard van Velde's record of 1:07.18, set at the 2002 Olympics.

* SHORT-TRACK SPEEDKATING: South Koreans Ahn Hyun Soo and Jin Sun Yu won the overall World Cup short-track titles in The Hague, setting up the Asian nation as the favorite at the Winter Olympics.

Triple world champion Soo finished third in the 1,000 meters in the last World Cup meet in The Hague, good enough to hold off Lee Ho Suk and American Apolo Anton Ohno.

In the women's event, 17-year-old Jin finished second in the 1,000 and took the overall title ahead of Evgenia Radanova of Bulgaria and Allison Baver of the United States.

* CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Germany won the men's relay and Norway captured the women's event at a World Cup meet in Beitostolen, Norway.

The German quartet covered the 40-kilometer mixed-style relay in 1:31:37.5. The Norwegian team clocked 54:28.2 in the 20-kilometer women's event.

* LUGE: Armin Zoggeler of Italy set a track record in winning the World Cup men's singles event in Cesana-Pariol, Italy. Zoggeler won in a combined time of 1:44.586.