Sporting Digest: Speed Skating

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WORLD CUP Finals (Heerenveen, Neth) Men: 500m: 1 M Horii (Japan) 36.48sec; 2= Y Miyabe (Japan), D Jansen (US) 36.64. 500m: 1 Horii 36.25; 2 Jansen 36.60; 3 A Golubev (Rus) 36.67. Final standings: 1 Jansen 186pts; 2 Horii 168; 3 S Klevchenja (Rus) 149. 1,000m: 1 Jansen 1min 13:44sec; 2 I Zhelezovski (Bela) 1:13:59; 3 Klevchenja 1:13:62. Final standings: 1 Jansen 122pts; 2 Klevchenja 82; 3 Zhelezovski 80. 1500m: 1 J Straathof (Neth) 1:53.65; 2 R Ritsma (Neth) 1:54.03; 3 A Soendral (Nor) 1:54.29. Final standings: 1 F Zandstra (Neth) 105pts; 2 Soendral 101; 3 Ritsma 96. 5,000m: 1 J O Koss (Nor) 6:42.32; 2 B Veldkamp (Neth) 6:44.90; 3 K Storelid (Nor) 6:44.93. 10,000m: 1 Storelid 14:01.98; 2 Koss 14:02.81; 3 Veldkamp 14:09.40. Combined 5,000m and 10,000 metres final standings: 1 Koss 135pts; 2 Ritsma 128; 3 Storelid 114. Women: 500m: 1 B Blair (US) 39.54sec; 2 M Garbrecht (Ger) 40.04; 3 F Schenk (Ger) 40.11. 500m: 1 Blair 39.57; 2 Garbrecht 40.16; 3= S Kusunose (Japan), Sun Hee-yoo (S Kor) 40.37. Final standings: 1 Blair 172pts; 2 Sun Hee-yoo 140; 3 Garbrecht 133. 1,000m: 1 Blair 1min 20:14sec; 2 Garbrecht 1:21:03; 3 A Baier (Ger) 1:21:04. Final standings: 1 Blair 125pts; 2 Garbrecht 98; 3 A Hauck (Ger) 96. 1500m: 1 E Hunyady (Aut) 2:02.73; 2 G Niemann (Ger) 2:02.73; 3 S Bazhanova (Rus) 2:03.49. Final standings: 1 Hunyady 119pts; 2 Niemann 117; 3 Bazhanova 96. 3,000m: 1 G Niemann (Ger) 4:11.81; 2 L Prokasheva (Rus) 4:18.74; 3 E Hunyadi (Aut) 4:18.81. 5,000m: 1 Niemann 7:17.13; 2 C Zijlstra (Neth) 7:29.02; 3 E Belci (It) 7:30.00. Combined 3,000m and 5,000m final standings: 1 Niemann 150pts; 2 S Bazhanova (Rus) 118; 3 Zijlstra 117.

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