Krueger wins men’s 1,000 at Ohno Invitational

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — John-Henry Krueger won the men’s 1,000-meter race and China’s Fan Kexin dominated the women’s competition at the Apolo Ohno Invitational on Friday night.

Krueger was the only American to win an event, beating Canada’s Charles Hamelin and China’s Wu Dajing. Wu won the men’s 500 with Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands finishing second and Hamelin third.

Kexin won every women’s event, including the 500 and 1,000. The Sochi Olympic silver medalist also led China to victory in the 3,000 relay.

The inaugural event featured skaters from the United States, Canada, China and the Netherlands in races for bragging rights and prize money. Winners earned $5,000 for a first-place finish, $3,000 for second, and $1,000 for third.

The Dutch won the men’s 5,000 relay, a 45-lap free-for-all in which China was disqualified for a violation after initially finishing second. The United States moved up to second, and Canada was third.