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15 décembre 2019

Russians end the Nagano World Cup the right way

The last speed skating World Cup before the holiday break ended today at the M-Wave in Nagano.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Getty Image - ISU

The ladies’ 500m (2) & team pursuit as well as the men’s 1000m and 5000m were raced today as the fourth World Cup of the season came to an end.

Golikova wins the 500m (2)
Russian Angelina Golikova won the second 500m of the weekend with her time of 37.241. Standing beside her on the podium were Japanese Nao Kodaira and Austrian Vanessa Herzog. 

Kulizhnikov beats the Dutch
Pavel Kulizhnikov won his first World Cup race of the season skating today’s 1000m in 1:08.454, a new track record at the M-Wave. Dutch skaters Kai Verbij and Hein Otterspeer finished second and third while Canadian Laurent Dubreuil finished fourth.

Japan stops Blondin’s golden streak
The Japanese team pursuit squad ended Ivanie Blondin’s win streak to five. They skated the distance in 2:56.371 to beat team Canada and Blondin by one and a half second. Russians finished third.

Semerikov ends the 5000m the right way
New Zealander Peter Michael skated in the third pair of the men’s 5000m and established a fast time of 6:18.91. He had to wait till the eighth and final pair to see Danila Semerikov lower his time by 0.08 seconds. Semerikov got gold, Michael silver and Alexander Rumyantsev bronze. 

For the full results, click HERE
For our day 1 recap, click HERE
For our day 2 recap, click HERE

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