Speed skating U16 Male Cormac Chui Zone 5 (front)

Speed skating U16 Male Cormac Chui Zone 5 (front)

Speed skating: Chui wins gold in 500-metre

Tyler Hartleb wins silver; Alex Chizawsky wins bronze

Cassie Terepocki

The U16 male 500-metre short track speed skating finals Friday morning at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre were a very tight race the whole way through.

Cormac Chui of Vancouver took the gold medal with a time of 0.46.90 seconds, and Tyler Hartleb of Nelson was took the silver finishing only six one-hundredths of a second behind Chui. Abbotsford native Alex Chizawsky took the bronze medal finishing with a time of 0.47.18 seconds.

“I felt like I really had to win this one, so I fought really hard for it,” said Cormac Chui, who has won gold at the Western Canadians.