CALGARY - World record-holder Lee Sang-Hwa of South Korea won the season-opening Speed Skating World Cup women's 500m on Friday in 36.91sec. On the same Calgary Olympic oval where she set the world record of 36.80 in January, Lee beat Germany's Jenny Wolf (37.14) and China's Wang Beixing (37.40). It was the first of two women's 500s scheduled for the weekend, which marks the first World Cup stop of a 2013-2014 season highlighted by the Sochi Olympics in February. Germany's Claudia Pechstein, the 41-year-old who is aiming to add to her stash of nine Olympic medals in Russia after serving a doping ban, won the women's 3,000m in 3:59.04 ahead of reigning Olympic champion Martina Sablikova of Czech Republic (3:59.39). Pechstein notched the 30th World Cup win of her career.–AFP