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8 décembre 2017

Golden day for Canada in Salt Lake City

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ISU World Cup #4 started today in Salt Lake City.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Schaats Foto’s

The skaters raced on 500m, team pursuit and mass start semis on day 1 of the competition.

Nao Kodaira makes it six out of six on 500m
Nao Kodaira from Japan continued her 500m domination with her victory in the first 500m of the weekend. She also established a new japanese record with her time of 36.50. Sang-Hwa Lee and Arisa Go completed the podium.

Boisvert-Lacroix wins another 500m
The Canadian Alex Boisvert-Lacroix wins the 500m of the day in front of Mika Poutala from Finland and Ronald Mulder from the Netherlands. Mulder climbed to the top of the World cup classification with this third place as Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen, leader after the first three legs of the season, finished 11th today.  

A new world record in the team pursuit
The Japanese team composed of Miho Takagi, Ayano Sato and Nana Takagi established the new world record with a time of 2:50.87. They finished almost 5 seconds ahead of team Netherlands. Team Germany finished in third.

Canada got the gold in the men’s category with a great team performance. Italy and New Zealand finished second and third.

The race will continue tomorrow with a second  500m, the 1500m and mass start finals.

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