Vanessa Herzog (AUT) took the first ever European single distance title in the ladies’ 500m in Kolomna on Friday. The 22-year-old Austrian sprinter was the only lady to break the 38 second barrier, finishing in 37.69 seconds.
Norwegian speed skating enjoys a resurgence. Håvard Lorentzen and Sverre Lunde Pedersen already won World Cup races in the fresh Olympic season and Sindre Henriksen took his first podium with bronze in de 1500m in Stavanger.
Within the context of the hearing of the (Oswald) Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Skating Union (ISU) has received the verdicts of the IOC Disciplinary Commission for Russian Speed Skaters:
Following the conclusion of the following ISU World Cup Speed Skating Competitions designated for qualification of event quota places for the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2018:
The ISU Development Program is one of the cornerstone of the Figure Skating and Speed Skating successes. For this reason, the ISU Development Commision has approved projects in several countries.
Qualification of event quota places for the Olympic Winter Games 2018 based on Special Olympic Qualification Classification (SOQC)
The media accreditations for the ISU European Speed Skating Championships taking place in Kolomna Russia are now open.
Ted-Jan Bloemen (CAN) wrapped up the Salt Lake City World Cup with a superb world record in the Men’s 5000m. The Canadian blew away the previous best of 6 minutes, 3.32 seconds, set by Sven Kramer (NED) in Calgary 10 years ago, as he finished strongly in 6:01.86. It was the fourth world record this weekend at the Utah Olympic Oval.
Natalia Voronina (RUS) won the second World Cup gold medal of her career and broke her own national record in the Ladies 3000m at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City on Sunday.
After his 1500m world record on Saturday, Denis Yuskov (RUS) concluded his Salt Lake City World Cup campaign with the 1000m gold on Sunday. Training partner Koen Verweij (NED) took silver again and Pavel Kulizhnikov (RUS) clinched the bronze.