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Kulizhnikov Wins 1,000 metres Speed Skating


7Dnews London

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 20:46 GMT

Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov won the men's 1,000-metre race on November 18th at the season-opening Speed Skating World Cup event in Japan.

As reported by AP, Kulizhnikov clocked 1 minute, 7.85 seconds to finish 0.54 seconds ahead of Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands. Thomas Krol, also of the Netherlands, took the bronze with a time of 1 minute 8.62 seconds.

Austrian Vanessa Herzog won the women's 1,000-metre race with a time of 1 minute, 14.56 seconds, edging out local favourites Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi.

Esmee Visser of the Netherlands clinched her career first World Cup victory in the women's 3,000-metres with a time of 4 minutes, 4.6 seconds. Russia's Natalya Voronina took the silver while Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic won the bronze. Russia took home the women's team sprint gold.