Pavel Kulizhnikov left Olympic Champion Kjeld Nuis more than half a second behind to win the Men's 1000m on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating first leg in Obihiro. Patrick Roest dominated the 5000m and the Netherlands won the Team Sprint.
After two days of sovereign skating on home soil, the Japanese ladies were not able to collect more golds on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating first leg in Obihiro. Vanessa Herzog won the 1000m, while Esmee Visser clinched her career first World Cup gold in the 3000m, and Russia took home Team Sprint gold.
Russia's Aleksandr Rumyantsev, Danila Semerikov and Sergey Trofimov have surprisingly won the first Team Pursuit race of the 2018-2019 ISU World Cup Speed Skating season in Obihiro. Olympic 500m champion Håvard Lorentzen (NOR) was the fastest man on the shortest distance again.
The Japanese ladies gave the home crowd two gold medals to cheer for at the start of the 2018-2019 ISU World Cup Speed Skating season in Obihiro on Friday. Nao Kodaira won the 500m, while Ayano Sato and the Takagi-sisters Miho and Nana dominated the Team Pursuit.
The post-Olympic long track Speed Skating season holds a lot in store. Even before the first major international clash, eight Skaters already clocked sub-35 races in the Men's 500m.
Applications for ISU Four Continents Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Championships, season 2019/20
The ISU Development Commission asks for applications from ISU Members for support for former Skaters who wish to become a Coach, an Official or an administrator for the Skating sports.
In order to make timely decisions and allocate the necessary budget amounts for learning content selection and production, a Project Group composed of experts covering all ISU disciplines has been established, replacing previous Working Groups.
The list of International Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating Competitions for the season 2018/19 has been updated.
In accordance with Article 21 of the 2018 ISU Constitution, this Communication sets out the composition, purpose and election procedures of the ISU Athletes Commission. The elections will take place at selected ISU Championships during the 2018/19 season.