The Netherlands stands out during the Stavanger stage of the Speed ​​Skating World Cup

Dutchman Kjeld Nuis won the 1000m / Photo: EPA

Between December 1 and 3, 2023, in Stavanger, Norway, the third of six stages of the Speed ​​Skating World Cup. Skaters earn points based on their ranking in each event.

In the Stavanger stage races of 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m, a mass start and a team race took place. We didn’t have any Brazilian athletes.

At events maleWe 500m The Japanese Wataru Morishige won with only a hundredth gap over the Chinese Gao Tingyu and six hundredths over his compatriot Tatsuya Shinhama. We 1000m the Dutchman Kjeld Nuis came first followed by a Japanese double with Tatsuya Shinhama and Kazuya Yamada respectively. We 1500m the American Jordan Stolz won, setting a record. Kjeld Nuis took second place and Kazuya Yamada third.

Still among the men, the Italian Davide Ghiotto won the 10,000m, leaving Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen in second and fellow Italian Michele Malfatti in third. HAS mass departure the best for Marcel Bosker, from the Netherlands. The Swiss Livio Wenger and the Belgian Bart Swings came second and third respectively. Finally, in team racevictory goes to Norway while the United States and Poland complete the podium.

Let’s move on to the women’s events, 500m South Korea won with Kim Min-sun two hundredths ahead of the American Erin Jackson. Femke Kok of the Netherlands completes the podium. We 1000m Double Dutch with Jutta Leerdam in first and Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong in third. Japan’s Miho Takagi finished second. Miho gave back and became champion of 1500m with Rijpma-de Jong in second and fellow Dutchwoman Marijke Groenewoud in third.

Following the women’s events, the 5000m were won by the Czech Martina Sablikova. Marijke Groenewoud was close behind and host Ragne Wiklund was third. HAS mass departure another gold medal for the Netherlands, this time with Irene Schouten. Canadian Valérie Maltais finished second and American Mia Kilburg third. Finally, in team racethe United States team was the winner, followed by the Netherlands and Canada.

The next stage will take place in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland, from December 8 to 10, 2023.

Benjamin Allen

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