Inzell Day 3: Bergsma 10 000m champion, Sablikova crowned for the second time ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


9 février 2019

Inzell Day 3: Bergsma 10 000m champion, Sablikova crowned for the second time

As day three of the World Single Distance Championships got underway in Inzell today, skaters got ready to take on the 1000m and the grueling long-distance races.
By: Maria Dalton
Photo’s by: Schaats Foto's
In the men’s 1000m, it was yet again another Dutch podium sweep – something we have come to expect based on the Dutch skaters’ strong performances in the distance so far this season. Martina Sablikova found herself atop the podium for the second time this weekend, this time as the world champion in the 5000m.

Verbij, Bowe crowned world champions in the 1000m
It was a Dutch podium sweep in the 1000m, as Kai Verbij led the way, setting a new track record with his time of 1:07.399. Coming in a close second was his compatriot Thomas Krol who finished with a time of 1:07.672. Rounding off the orange podium was the Olympic Champion in the distance Kjeld Nuis who finished with a time of 1:07.814. Havard Lorentzen, who settled for silver in the 500m yesterday was unable to find his way onto the podium today and finished fourth.
Britany Bowe has been on fire this season, and her performance today in the 1000m should come as no surprise to speed skating fans. Bowe set a new track record with her time of 1:13.414 and will look to capture a second world title tomorrow in the 1500m. Vanessa Herzog, the 500m champion, finished second with her time of 1:14.389, and Nao Kodaira rounded off the podium with her time of 1:14:443.
Bergsma, Sablikova on top in the long-distance races
Jorrit Bergsma was the fastest man today in the grueling 10,000m race, beating out his fellow countryman Patrick Roest for the top spot. Bergsma finished with a time of 12:52.928, a mere four tenths of a second ahead of Roest who finished with a time of 12:53.343. Danila Semerikov finished with a new PB time of 12:57.400 to round off the podium and claim the bronze medal.
Martina Sablikova broke her previous track record today on route to capturing her second world title of the weekend. The veteran skater finished with a time of 6:44.854 to find herself on top of the podium in the 5000m. Esmee Visser finished with a personal best time of 6:46.143 to capture the silver medal, while Natalie Voronina also set a PB to finish third. Canadian Isabelle Weidemann, who has been stellar this season, finished just off the podium in fourth place with a PB time of 6:56.133.

For Day 1 recap click HERE

For Day 2 recap click HERE

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