Sven Kramer (NED) won the first and only 10000m race of the season before the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in an epic battle with world record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Sunday. Erik-Jan Kooiman (NED) grabbed the bronze medal.
Germany’s Claudia Pechstein won gold in a track-record six minutes, 56.60 seconds at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Sunday.
The Netherlands took advantage of a collision between the race leaders to win their first ladies 3000m relay gold this Audi ISU World Cup Short Track season.
The race for the men’s 1000m overall crown was wide open entering the final and Liu Shaolin Sandor’s (HUN) gold settled it.
Kim Boutin became the second Canadian to finish the Audi ISU World Cup Short Track series as an overall winner after a contentious last corner of the ladies 1000m final saw rival Shim Suk Hee (KOR) crash out.
Two-time World Champion Javier Fernandez, of Spain, claimed the seventh Grand Prix gold medal of his long and distinguished career Saturday at the Internationaux de France de Patinage in Grenoble.
European Champions Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, of Russia, captured their second Grand Prix Pairs gold medal this season at the Internationaux de France de Patinage in Grenoble Saturday.
Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron, of France, won their home Grand Prix Ice Dance in style, recording a personal best as the Internationaux de France de Patinage continued in Grenoble Saturday.
Norway took gold and bronze in the men’s 1500m at their home World Cup event in Stavanger on Saturday. Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) clinched his second career individual World Cup win and Sindre Henriksen (NOR) made his individual podium debut. Joey Mantia (USA) grabbed silver.
2017 World Junior Champion Alina Zagitova, of Russia, continued her impressive senior-level debut this season. Coming from fifth place the teenager jumped up the placings to top the podium at the Internationaux de France de Patinage in Grenoble on Saturday.