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.
The Republic of Korea and Japan ran away with the first Mass Start gold medals in the World Cup season, with Seung-Hoon Lee (KOR) winning the men’s race and Ayano Sato (JPN) clinching the honors in the Ladies event in Heerenveen on Saturday.
Denis Yuskov (RUS) showed blistering form in the Men’s 1500m at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Heerenveen on Saturday, taking gold in 1 minute, 44.42 seconds. Vincent De Haitre (CAN) was more than a second slower to claim silver (1:45.87), with Thomas Krol (NED) taking bronze in 1:45.92.
After Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) in yesterday’s action, the second men’s 500m ended with another first-timer on the top spot of the podium at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Heerenveen on Saturday.
Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen (NOR) secured his first career World Cup win at the start of the ISU World Cup speed skating season in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, on Friday.