Stolz continues golden touch in World Cup speed skating

February 3, 2024
Jordan Stolz of the United States continued his dominance in the speed skating World Cup as he clinched the men's 1,000-meter title in Quebec, Canada on Friday.

Ottawa, Feb 3 (IANS) Jordan Stolz of the United States continued his dominance in the speed skating World Cup as he clinched the men’s 1,000-meter title in Quebec, Canada on Friday.

Having reaped four golds in the Salt Lake City stop last weekend, the 19-year-old American skater clocked one minute and 7.96 seconds for his fourth straight World Cup victory in this event, reported Xinhua.

Tatsuya Shinhama of Japan came in second with a time of 1:08.34. The bronze medal went to China’s Ning Zhongyan, who finished in 1:08.49.

Miho Takagi of Japan set a new tournament record to win her fourth World Cup victory in the women’s 1,000m this season. Crossing the line in 1:14.19, Miho broke the previous tournament mark of 1:15.83 held by Canadian Ivanie Blondin.

Femke Kok and Isabel Grevelt of the Netherlands settled for second and third place with 1:15.07 and 1:15.72 respectively.

Home skater Ted-Jan Bloemen won the men’s 5,000m race with another tournament record of 6:13.87, while Irene Schouten of the Netherlands was crowned in the women’s 3,000m with 4:01.11.

–IANS

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