Heerenveen day 3: Danila Semerikov & Antoinette de Jong thrill fans in the long-distances ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


16 décembre 2018

Heerenveen day 3: Danila Semerikov & Antoinette de Jong thrill fans in the long-distances

Skaters competed in the 1000m and long-distance races as World cup #4 wrapped up in Heerenveen today.
By: Maria Dalton
Photos by: ISU Skating Channel
On the last day of the World cup Heerenveen, Dutch fans were surely excited to see numerous familiar faces on the podium. Danila Semerikov had a surprising finish in the men’s 5k, beating out crowd favourites Patrick Roest and Sven Kramer.

Nuis, Bowe on top in the 1000m
Olympic champion Kjeld Nuis once again found himself on top of the podium in the 1000m and came close to breaking his own track record. Nuis finished with a time of 1:07.803 to edge out Pavel Kulizhnikov who finished with a time of 1:07.930. Kulizhnikov was looking to add another gold medal from World cup #4 after winning gold in the 500m yesterday, however he will have to settle for a silver in the distance. Denis Yuskov rounded out the podium in third.
Brittany Bowe captured her third medal of the weekend, bringing home a gold medal in the 1000m. Bowe found herself atop the podium with her time of 1:13.249 on route to setting a new track record. Miho Takagi was second with her time of 1:13.939, while Yekaterina Shikhova was third with her time of 1:14.031.
Semerikov, de Jong thrill fans in the long-distances
Antoinette de Jong thrilled fans with her gold medal finish in the 3000m. She finished with a time of 3:59.419 to narrowly edge out Canadian Isabelle Weidemann. Weidemann, who has been stellar this season, brought home yet another medal while also setting a PB in the distance with her time of 4:00.129. Martina Sablikova was third with her time of 4:00.337.
On the men’s side it was Danila Semerikov who found himself atop the podium. Semerikov skated extremely well in the final laps in what was a surprising finish by the Russian to beat out Dutch favourites Roest and Kramer. Semerikov finished with a PB time of 6:08.960 to set a new track record in the 5k. Crowd favourites Patrick Roest and the legendary Sven Kramer finished in second and third with their times of 6:09.820 and 6:10.614, respectively.

Our recap of day 1 is available HERE
Our recap of day 2 is available HERE

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