In the absence of competition from the Netherlands, China’s Zhongyan Ning won the 1000m at the Speed Skating World Cup in Calgary. He won in his personal best time of 1.06.65. He surprised 17-year-old American Jordan Stolz with the silver medal, and also scored a personal best result (1.06.96). Russian Viktor Moshtakov, winner of the 500m race earlier in the day, finished third with a record of 1.06.98.
Russia’s world record holder Pavel Kolezhnikov (1.05.69) was disappointed once again. He led the nineteenth time with a score of 1.08.60. Earlier today, Kulijjnikov did not pass 34.40 in Group B at the 500m.
The Dutch did not initially appear in Calgary over a kilometer in the first group. The three Olympic starting tickets for oranges on this number have already been received at length. The first three World Cup races of the season have always resulted in an all-Dutch podium in the men’s 1000m. As a result, the top four in the World Cup rankings up to Calgary consisted of Thomas Kroll, Kjeld Noyce, Heine Ottersper and Kai Verbig. After Sunday’s results at the Canadian ice rink, Kroll remained in the lead.
On Dutch night from Sunday to Monday, Ronald Mulder, Louis Houlard, Serge Euro, Timmin Snell and Lennart Velima will be in Calgary’s Division Two on behalf of the Orangemen.
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