Blondin wins the 5000m in a great day for Canada in Nur-Sultan ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


6 décembre 2019

Blondin wins the 5000m in a great day for Canada in Nur-Sultan

The third speed skating World Cup of the season started today in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Schaats Foto’s

The ladies’ 1000m and 5000m, the men’s 500m and the team sprints were raced on this first day of racing in Kazakhstan.

Bowe wins the ladies' 1000m
American Brittany Bowe won the first race of the weekend skating her 1000m race half a second faster than her Russian rivals Daria Kachanova and Olga Fatkulina. Her time of 1:14.280 gave her her second win of the season on 1000m.

Boisvert-Lacroix on the podium - A first win for Mushtakov
Today’s 500m was Alex Boisvert-Lacroix’s first race in the A group this season and he took the bronze medal. The Canadian finished behind Russians Viktor Mushtakov and Ruslan Murashov. It was Mushtakov’s first World Cup victory in career.  

Blondin 5000m winner
Canadian Ivanie Blondin established a new track record of 6:54.945 to win the gold medal on 5000m. Czech Martina Sablikova finished 0.05 seconds slower and took silver while Blondin’s teammate Isabelle Weidemann took bronze to complete the Canadian double. 

The Dutch team won both team sprints
The Netherlands won both team sprint events today in Nur-Sultan. They were joined on the podium by Norway and Switzerland in the men’s category while the ladies’ top three was completed by Russia and Poland. 

For the complete results, click HERE

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