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News November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A successful day for the Canadian women on the second day of the World Cup in Hamar! Christine Nesbitt claimed another first-place finish in the 1500m, in which Brittany Schussler was third, and the Canadian women also finished first in the Team Pursuit. Bob de Jong skated the fastest time in the men’s 10k.

With her 1:58.00 in today’s 1500m Christine Nesbitt was only 0.03 faster than silver-medalist Marrit Leenstra. Nevertheless, this was her third international victory in the 1500m in a row this season (after Heerenveen and Berlin). Brittany Schussler was third in 1:58.96 and Cindy Klassen finished 6th in 2:00.16.

In the men’s 10k, Bob de Jong claimed his second World Cup gold of the season (after his first place in the 5000m in Heerenveen). He stopped the clock at 13:05.83. The only Canadian competing in the A group was Lucas Makowsky; he finished 12th in 13:56.42.

And finally, after Canada’s silver in the men’s Team Pursuit yesterday, the Canadian women (Klassen, Nesbitt, Schussler) finished first in 3:00.90, which was exactly 3 seconds faster than silver-medalist Team Russia

For complete results click here.  

 

Speedskating Canada announced the teams for the World Cups in Changchun and Obihiro.

 

World Cup Changchun

World Cup Obihiro

500m

Women:

Anastasia Bucsis

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

Men:

William Dutton

Jamie Gregg

Gilmore Junio

Vincent Labrie

Muncef Ouardi

Women:

Anastasia Bucsis

Shannon Rempel

Men:

William Dutton

Jamie Gregg

Gilmore Junio

Vincent Labrie

Muncef Ouardi

1000m

Women:

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

Brittany Schussler

Men:

William Dutton

Jamie Gregg

Richard MacLennan

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

Women:

Anastasia Bucsis

Shannon Rempel

Men:

William Dutton

Jamie Gregg

Gilmore Junio

Richard MacLennan

Denny Morrison

Saturday, 27 November 2010

On the first day of the middle and long distances World Cup in Hamar, there were first-place finishes for Trevor Marsicano, Stephanie Beckert and the American men’s Team Pursuit team.

In the men’s 1500m, Trevor Marsicano skated today’s fastest time. Marsicano, last weekend’s silver-medalist in this distance (in Berlin), needed 1:45.54 to complete the distance, where fellow-American Shani Davis needed 1:45.97 to finish third. Denny Morrison was today’s fastest Canadian; his 1:46.53 was good for a 6th place. Lucas Makowsky finished 16th in 1:49.07.

Next up was the women’s 5000m, in which Stephanie Beckert claimed first place. She stopped the clock at 6:59.18, the only time under 7 minutes today. As for the Canadian women: Brittany Schussler finished 6th (7:13.24) and Cindy Klassen was 7th (7:13.76).

And finally, the men skated a Team Pursuit, in which Team USA finished first in 3:43.58. Team Canada, with Morrison, Makowsky and Justin Warsylewicz, was second in 3:44.61.

For complete results click here.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

A Division

On the third and final day of the World Cup in Berlin, both the men and the women skated a 1000m and a Team Pursuit. In the 1000m Christine Nesbitt and Shani Davis finished first, and in the Team Pursuit the German women and American men skated to the fastest times.

In the women's 1000m, Christine Nesbitt once again proved her dominance in the middle distances. Last weekend in Heerenveen, she finished first in the 1000m and 1500m, and she also came in first in the 1500m last Friday. In today's 1000m, she crossed the finish line after 1:15.86, 0.45 faster than silver-medalist Heather Richardson. Shannon Rempel was 7th (1:17.00), Kristina Groves was 17th (1:17.92) and Brittany Schussler was 18th (1:18.02).

Next up was the men's 1000m, in which Shani Davis raced to the fastest time of the day. He stopped the clock at 1:08.82. Denny Morrison was 9th in 1:09.83, Philippe Riopel was 17th in 1.11.07.

In the Team Pursuit, the German women finished first in 3:04.91. Team Canada did not finish their race after Kristina Groves' fall. On the men's side, Team USA came in first in a time of 3:43.10. Olympic champions Team Canada came in 5th (3:48.24).

B Division 

On the third day of the World Cup in Berlin, Hege Bøkko and Pekka Koskela finished first in the 1000m B group. Bøkko stopped the clock at 1:17.57. Cindy Klassen needed 1:18.25 and finished third; she was the only Canadian competing in the women's 1000m B group.  

Koskela crossed the finish line after 1:10.21 to finish first in the men's 1000m B group. On the Canadian side, Gilmore Junio was 10th (1:11.56), Muncef Ouardi was 17th (1:12.02) and William Dutton was 22nd (1:12.82).

For complete results click here.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Division

Two more 500m's, the women's 3000m and the men's 1500m were on the menu for the second day of the World Cup in Berlin, resulting in gold medals for Pekka Koskela, Jenny Wolf, Jilleanna Rookard and Håvard Bøkko.

After his victory in yesterday's 500m in the B division, Pekka Koskela finished first in today's 500m A division, in 34.90. Vincent Labrie was 16th (35.63) and Gilmore Junio was 21st (35.89).

Next up was the women's 500m. Like yesterday and last weekend, Jenny Wolf skated to the fastest time. Today, she needed 37.99 to complete the distance. The Canadian women finished 9th (Shannon Rempel, 39.10), 16th (Anastasia Bucsis, 39.30) and 17th (Christine Nesbitt, 39.38). 

In the women's 3000m, Jilleanna Rookard finished first in 4:04.39. As for the Canadian women: Brittany Schussler was 4th (4:07.04), Kristina Groves was 5th (4:07.13), Christine Nesbitt was 7th (4:07.40) and Cindy Klassen was 11th ( 4:11.34).

And finally, Håvard Bøkko skated to the fastest time in the men's 1500m: 1:45.27. The only Canadian skating in the 1500m A division was Lucas Makowsky. He finished 5th in 1:46.32.

B Division 

Both the men and the women skated another 500m at the World Cup in Berlin today. In the B division, Miho Takagi finished first in 39.45, 0.11 faster than Anice Das, who was second. No Canadian women competed in this event. On the men's side, Espen Aarnes Hvammen skated to the fastest time in the B division in the 500m: 35.73. William Dutton was second in 35.78, Muncef Ouardi was 7th in 36.12 and Denny Morrison was 16th in 36.62.

Next up was the women's B division 3000m, in which Marrit Leenstra finished first in 4:11.52. Nicole Garrido was 7th in 4:15.02.

In the men's B division 1500m, Denny Morrison finished first. After toeing into the ice last week in Heerenveen and consequently finishing 23rd , Morrison ensured he will be skating in the A division again in Hamar next week. Today, he stopped the clock at 1:46.98. Philippe Riopel finished 9th (1:49.84) and Justin Warsylewicz was 10th in 1:50.00.

For complete results click here.

Friday, 19 November 2010

A Division

The first day of the World Cup in Heerenveen kicked off with four distances; the women's and men's 500m, the women's 1500m and the men's 5000m. In the A division, Jenny Wolf, Joji Kato, Christine Nesbitt and Seung-Hoon Lee finished first in respectively the women's and men's 500m, the women's 1500m and the men's 5000m.

First distance in the A division was the women's 500m. Like last weekend in Heerenveen, Jenny Wolf raced to the fastest time of the day; with her 38.08 she was 0.16 faster than silver-medalist Sang-Hwa Lee. The Canadian women finished 9th (Christine Nesbitt, 39.08), 10th (Shannon Rempel, 39.09) and 19th (Anastasia Bucsis, 39.62).

In the men's 500m, Joji Kato finished first in 35.03. For Canada, Vincent Labrie was 14th (35.50) and Gilmore Junio was 18th (35.83).

Next up was the women's 1500m. Like last week, Christine Nesbitt clocked the fastest time; she crossed the finish line after 1:57.03, 0.96 faster than Ida Njåtun, who finished 2nd. Cindy Klassen was 4th (1:59.14), Brittany Schussler was 5th (1:59.15), Kristina Groves was 11th (2:00.54) and Shannon Rempel was 13th (2:00.79).

And finally, Olympic silver- and gold-medalist in respectively the men's 5000m and 10k Seung-Hoon Lee finished first in the 5000m at the World Cup in Berlin. He needed 6:18.40 to complete the distance. No Canadian men competed in the A division 5000m.

 

B Division 

In the men's 500m B division at the second World Cup, in Berlin, the Canadian men finished 4th (William Dutton, 35.80), 5th (Muncef Ouardi, 35.82) and 17th (Richard McLennan, 36.33). Pekka Koskela was first in 35.46. No Canadian women competed in the women's 500m B division, Peiyu Jin was first in 39.24.

In the women's 1500m B division, Miho Takagi finished first in 1:59.66; again no Canadian women competed in this division.

In the men's 5000m B division Lucas Makowsky finished first (6:25.55), and fellow-Canadians Justin Warsylewicz and Leo Landry were 10th (6:40.10) and 14th (6:41.33) respectively.

For complete results click here.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

On the third day of the World Cup in Heerenveen, Keiichiro Nagashima finished first in the men’s 500m, Christine Nesbitt skated the fastest time in the women’s 1500m and Bob de Jong claimed the gold in the men’s 5000m.

In the first distance of the day, Keiichiro Nagashima was the only skater capable of skating under 35 seconds; his 34.97 was good for gold. Next up was the women’s 1500m, in which Christine Nesbitt added another gold medal to the one she won in the 1000m earlier this weekend. With her 1:56.00 she was 1.35 faster than silver-medalist Ireen Wüst. And finally, Bob de Jong was on fire in the men’s 5000m; he stopped the clock at 6:17.31 to finish first.

For complete results click here.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Three distances on the second day of the first World Cup of the season, in Heerenveen: like yesterday, Jenny Wolf finished first in the women’s 500m, Shani Davis also claimed his second gold medal of the weekend, this time in the 1500m, and Stephanie Beckert was first in the women’s 3000m.

Jenny Wolf once again proved her dominance in the shortest distance of the weekend when she raced to the fastest time in the 500m: 38.17. Shani Davis, a dominant factor in the middle distances over the past couple of years, finished first in today’s men’s 1500m; he stopped the clock at 1:45.04. And finally, Stephanie Beckert claimed gold in the women’s 3000m with her 4:04.38. Remarkable were Canada’s results in this last distance: Cindy Klassen finished second, Kristina Groves was third, Christine Nesbitt was fifth and Brittany Schussler was sixth.

For complete results click here.

Friday, 12 November 2010

On the first day of the first World Cup of the season, in Heerenveen, Jenny Wolf and Joji Kato finished first in the 500m, and Christine Nesbitt and Shani Davis (both 1000m Olympic gold medalists) skated to the fastest times in the 1000m.

Jenny Wolf, who finished first overall in the 500m World Cup last year, finished first in today's 500m as well. She needed 38.02 to complete the distance. Next up was the men's 500m, in which Joji Kato stopped the clock at 34.85, the only sub 35'er of the day. In the women's 1000m, Christine Nesbitt once again proved her dominance in the distance with her 1:15.84, which was 0.66 faster than silver medalist Margot Boer. And finally, Shani Davis finished first in the men's 1000m, in 1:08.40.

For complete results click here.

For NOS video material click here (NOS video  material may not be visible outside the Netherlands).

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Today, the Canadian World Cup team arrived in Europe for the first three World Cups of the season, in Heerenveen (12 – 14 November), Berlin (19 -21 November) and Hamar (27 – 28 November).

 

World Cup Heerenveen

World Cup Berlin

World Cup Hamar

500m

Women:

Anastasia Bucsis

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

 

Men:

William Dutton

Gilmore Junio

Vincent Labrie

Richard MacLennan

Muncef Ouardi

Women:

Anastasia Bucsis

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

 

Men:

William Dutton

Gilmore Junio

Vincent Labrie

Richard MacLennan

Muncef Ouardi

-

 

1000m

Women:

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

William Dutton

Gilmore Junio

Richard MacLennan

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

Women:

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

William Dutton

Gilmore Junio

Richard MacLennan

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

-

 

1500m

Women:

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

Lucas Makowsky

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

Justin Warsylewicz

Women:

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Shannon Rempel

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

Lucas Makowsky

Denny Morrison

Justin Warsylewicz

Philippe Riopel

Women:

Nicole Garrido

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

Lucas Makowsky

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

Justin Warsylewicz

3000m

Nicole Garrido

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Brittany Schussler

Nicole Garrido

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Brittany Schussler

-

5000m

Leo Landry

Lucas Makowsky

Justin Warsylewicz

Leo Landry

Lucas Makowsky

Justin Warsylewicz

Women:

Ivanie Blondin

Nicole Garrido

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Brittany Schussler

10k

-

-

 

Leo Landry

Lucas Makowsky

Justin Warsylewicz

Team Pursuit

-

 

Women:

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

Lucas Makowsky

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

Justin Warsylewicz

Women:

Kristina Groves

Cindy Klassen

Christine Nesbitt

Brittany Schussler

 

Men:

Lucas Makowsky

Denny Morrison

Philippe Riopel

Justin Warsylewicz