Tomaszów Mazowiecki day 2: Yuskov challenged, another win for Herzog and Kulizhnikov ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


8 décembre 2018

Tomaszów Mazowiecki day 2: Yuskov challenged, another win for Herzog and Kulizhnikov

Day 2 of the third long track speed skating World cup event of the season was raced today in Poland.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Schaats Foto's

The second day of this World cup saw the best skaters in the world compete on 500m and 1500m.

Another 500m triumph for Herzog
Austria’s Vanessa Herzog won the 500m (2) event with a track record time of 37.949. With her two victories on 500m this weekend, she has now a comfortable lead in the World cup classification on the distance. Russia’s Olga Fatkulina and United States’ Brittany Bowe completed the ladies’ podium.

Young skaters challenged veteran Yuskov on 1500m
Russian veteran Denis Yuskov won the 1500m event with a time of 1:46.783. Yuskov was followed by four younger skaters. Twenty-two-year-old Seitaro Ichinohe finished second, nineteen-year-old Min Seok Kim finished third and twenty-year-old Allan Dahl Johansson took the fourth place.

Takagi edges out Wüst and Bowe for 1500m glory
Miho Takagi from Japan won the ladies’ 1500m event with a time of 1:57.325. Less than a second behind was Dutch Ireen Wüst and American Brittany Bowe who completed the podium. It was Bowe’s third medal in four events this weekend. What a season she’s been having!

Kulizhnikov makes it 3 in 3 with his win on 500m
Russian sprinter Pavel Kuliznhikov won the 500m (2) with his time of 34.672. It was Kuliznhikov's third victory of the weekend after his double gold performance on Day 1. Japan’s Tatsuya Shinhama finished in second while his teammate Yuma Murakami took the bronze.

For our day 1 recap, click HERE

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