Sang-Hwa Lee set a new track record at the newly built ice rink in Heerenveen’s Thialf Stadium on Friday. The Korean skated 37.59 to take gold in the 500m on the first day of the fourth World Cup event this season.
Alexis Contin (FRA) took the first ever French World Cup win in speed skating history when he crossed the line first in the Men’s Mass Start in Inzell on Sunday. Denis Yuskov (RUS) won the Men’s 1500m in a new track record of 1:44.21 on the final day of competition in the Max-Aicher-Arena.
Kjeld Nuis (NED) and Brittany Bowe (USA) rewrote the record boards in the Men’s and Ladies’ 1000m in Inzell on Saturday. The Dutchman won in 1:08.31 and the American lady took gold in 1:14.01.
After a silver medal and a fourth place in Salt Lake City Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) hit back at the Ladies’ 500m on Friday. She took gold in a new track record of 37.33 at the Max-Aicher-Arena in Inzell.
Another day, another world record at the Utah Olympic Oval. Brittany Bowe (USA) took the Ladies’ 1000m mark to 1:12.18 on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Salt Lake City.
The world record may have been expected, but the name was a surprise. Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) destroyed Sven Kramer and Jorrit Bergsma (NED) with 13:36.60 to beat Kramer’s WR by almost five seconds in the Men’s 10,000m.
It was the chronicle of a record foretold. Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) broke the 34 second barrier, when he set a new world record in 33.98 in the 500m on Friday. Hong Zhang (CHN) grabbed the ladies’ 500m gold in a new Chinese national record on the first day of the ISU World Cup in Salt Lake City.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) broke the 500m world record on the final day of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Calgary and set a mark of 34.00. Brittany Bowe (USA) skated a 1500m world record on the superfast ice of the Canadian Olympic Oval on Sunday: 1:51.59.
The American ladies still sovereignly rule the 1000m. Brittany Bowe (USA) powered to a new world record in 1:12.54 on day 2 of the ISU World Cup in Calgary, but she didn’t win. Heather Richardson-Bergsma (USA) answered with 1:12.51 to grab gold in the next pair. Gerben Jorritsma (NED) surprisingly won the Men’s 1000m in 1:07.20.
When Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) took the ice at the Calgary Olympic Oval on Friday, everybody held his breath. Would the Russian youngster be able to beat the 34 second barrier in the Men’s 500m on the first day of the first World Cup event of the 2015/2016 season? He wasn’t, but Kulizhnikov sure set a mark when he destroyed the field with a Russian national record in 34.11.
The ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating series kicks off on November 14-15 in Groningen (NED) where the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, Team Sprint and Mass start will take place.
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board met on June 8, 2015 and confirmed that the ISU request to include Speed Skating Mass Start was approved, however Synchronized Skating was not
Heather Richardson (USA) and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) won the Grand World Cup and the 20,000 dollars that came with it, in the Final in Erfurt, Germany. Kulizhnikov did not have to race, as his victory had become clear on Saturday.
Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) secured this season’s World Cup in both the 500m and the 1000m at the ISU Word Cup Final in the Gunda-Niemann-Stirnemann-Halle Erfurt on Friday. Jorrit Bergsma (NED) won the World Cup for the combined 5000 and 10,000m. Marrit Leenstra (NED) secured the 1500m World Cup.