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.
“The best day in my career, for sure,” said Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) after he added 1000m gold to his 500m victory on the first day of the World Cup Speed Skating weekend on home ice in Stavanger.
Nao Kodaira (JPN) gave a masterclass in sprinting on the first day of the World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger on Friday.
Hein Otterspeer (NED) looked to run away with his first career 500m gold, but Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) edged him out by 0.02 seconds in the final pairing. The Norwegian grabbed his second career World Cup gold.
Canada confirmed its status as a powerhouse in men’s sprinting when Laurent Dubreuil, Alexandre St-Jean and Vincent De Haître (CAN) beat Germany in the final pairing of the men’s Team Sprint to clinch World Cup gold in Heerenveen on Sunday.
Sven Kramer (NED) beat Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) in the final pairing of the 5000m to clinch gold at his home World Cup in Heerenveen on Sunday.
Antoinette de Jong (NED) handed the Netherlands their first World Cup victory of the season on Sunday after a long weekend of waiting in Heerenveen.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) became the first man to skate under 1 minute 8 seconds in the 1000m at the Thialf ice stadium as he bounced back from injury in Heerenveen on Sunday.