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Monday, 29 October 2007

The Netherlands, Canada and the US announced their teams for the upcoming Fall World Cups. The following athletes have been selected.

The Netherlands

 

 

500m

500m

Annette Gerritsen

Jan Smeekens

Margot Boer

Simon Kuipers

Marianne Timmer

Erben Wennemars

Sanne van der Star

Jacques de Koning

Marloes Gelderblom

Jurre Trouw

 

 

1000m

1000m

Paulien van Deutekom

Simon Kuipers

Annette Gerritsen

Jan Bos

Ireen Wust

Erben Wennemars

Marrit Leenstra

Mark Tuitert

Natasja Bruintjes

Remco Olde Heuvel

 

 

1500m

1500m

Paulien van Deutekom

Simon Kuipers

Ireen Wust

Erben Wennemars

Marrit Leenstra

Sven Kramer

Diane Valkenburg

Mark Tuitert

Annette Gerritsen

Rhian Ket

 

 

3000m

5000m

Renate Groenewold

Sven Kramer

Gretha Smit

Carl Verheijen

Paulien van Deutekom

Wouter Olde Heuvel

Ireen Wust

Tom Prinsen

Diane Valkenburg

Bob de Jong

US

 

 

500m

500m

Elli Ochowicz

Tucker Fredricks

Lauren Cholewinski

Shani Davis

Rebekah Bradford

Kip Carpenter

Jessica Smith

Tyler Goff

Mia Manganello

Chris Needham

 

 

1000m

1000m

Elli Ochowicz

Shani Davis

Catherine Raney

Kip Carpenter

Mia Manganello

Nick Pearson

Jessica Smith

Brent Aussprung

Rebekah Bradford

Tucker Fredricks

 

 

1500m

1500m

Catherine Raney

Shani Davis

Mia Manganello

Chad Hedrick

Jessica Smith

Trevor Marsicano

Anna Ringsred

Nick Pearson

Jillanne Rookard

Mike Blumel

 

 

3000m

5000m

Catherine Raney

Shani Davis

Anna Ringsred

Chad Hedrick

Jillanne Rookard

Trevor Marsicano

Mia Mangenello

Patrick Meek

Erica Lanser

Eric Cepuran

Canada

 

 

500m

500m

Shannon Rempel

Mike Ireland

Kim Weger

Denny Morrison

Christine Nesbitt

Jeremy Wotherspoon

Cindy Klassen

Vincent Labrie

Danielle Wotherspoon

Mark Nielsen

 

 

1000m

1000m

Christine Nesbitt

Denny Morrison

Kristina Groves

Francois-Olivier Roberge

Shannon Rempel

Jeremy Wotherspoon

Cindy Klassen

Steven Elm

Brittany Schussler

Jeff Kitura

 

 

1500m

1500m

Cindy Klassen

Denny Morrison

Kristina Groves

Steven Elm

Christine Nesbitt

Francois-Olivier Roberge

Shannon Rempel

Jeff Kitura

Brittany Schussler

Arne Dankers

 

 

3000m

5000m

Cindy Klassen

Arne Dankers

Kristina Groves

Justin Warsylewicz

Clara Hughes

Steven Elm

Christine Nesbitt

Aaron Sadlier

Brittany Schussler

Lucas Makowsky

 

 

5000m

10000m

Kristina Groves

Arne Dankers

Michele d’Amours

Justin Warsylewicz

Clara Hughes

Aaron Sadlier

Cindy Klassen

Lucas Makowsky

Brittany Schussler

Steven Elm

 

 

Team Pursuit

Team Pursuit

Christine Nesbitt

Denny Morrison

Kristina Groves

Arne Dankers

Shannon Rempel

Justin Warsylewicz

Cindy Klassen

Steven Elm

Brittany Schussler

Lucas Makowsky

 

Aaron Sadlier

 

Sunday, 28 October 2007

At the World Cup Team Selection in Calgary Christine Nesbitt finished second to Cindy Klassen in the 3000m by skating a new personal best time of 4:05.93. Klassen skated a 4:04.17. Arne Dankers won the 5000m (6:21.16), third was a new face: Aaron Sadlier. Sadlier skated a new personal best time of 6:31.10, shaving two seconds off his old best time. Second was Justin Warsylewicz.

 

For complete results see oval.sunergon.com

 

In Heerenveen the last titles of the Dutch Single Distances Championships were for Paulien van Deutekom (1500m), Simon Kuipers (1500m), Gretha Smit (5000m), and Sven Kramer (10k). Van Deutekom skated a 1:58.26, beating Ireen Wüst, who finished in 1:58.35. After winning the 1000m yesterday, Kuipers won the 1500m as well by skating a time of 1:45.80. Erben Wennemars was second (1:46.98), Kramer finished third (1:47.31). Smit won the 5000m in 7:09.23, and Kramer won the 10k in 13:17.80.

 

For complete results see http://www.aegonnkafstanden.nl/live-2008/nk/afstanden/

Saturday, 27 October 2007

More fast times in Calgary at the World Cup Team Selection. Both Jeremy Wotherspoon and Denny Morrison improved their personal best times in the 500m. Wotherspoon improved his own Canadian record by skating a 34.36, Morrison was second in 35.04. Morrison won the 1500m in 1:43.65, which is by far the fastest time of the season. Second was Jeff Kitura in 1:45.57. Christine Nesbitt won the 500m (38.67) and the 1500m (1:54.65), Cindy Klassen was second in the 1500m: 1:56.82.

 

For complete results see oval.sunergon.com

 

In Heerenveen Paulien van Deutekom and Simon Kuipers won the 1000m at the Dutch Single Distances Championships. Van Deutekom finished in 1:17.18, Annette Gerritsen was second, Ireen Wüst was third. Simon Kuipers needed 1:09.59 for his 1000m, second was Jan Bos, Erben Wennemars was third.

 

For complete results see http://www.aegonnkafstanden.nl/live-2008/nk/afstanden/

Friday, 26 October 2007

The Canadian World Cup Team Selection in Calgary started off with some very fast times in the 500m and 1000m for Jeremy Wotherspoon and Denny Morrison. Wotherspoon won the 500m in 34.51; Morrison skated a 35.17, which was a new personal best time and good for a bronze medal (Vincent Labrie finished second in 35.16). In the 1000m Morrison won (1:07.74), Wotherspoon finished second (1:07.80).

 

For complete results see: oval.sunergon.com

 

At the Dutch Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen Jan Smeekens and Annette Gerritsen took their first national titles in the 500m. Smeekens won both 500m’s (35.66, 35.56) and shared the podium with Simon Kuipers (silver) and Erben Wennemars (bronze). Annette Gerritsen won both 500m’s as well (39.07, 38.82), second was Margot Boer, third was Marianne Timmer. There were no surprises in the 5k: Sven Kramer took the national title in a time of 6:24.51, second was Carl Verheijen, third was Wouter Olde Heuvel.

 

For complete results see: http://www.knsb.nl/live-2008/nk/afstanden/index.asp

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Despite the fact that this season the World All-round Championships will take place in Berlin, German speed skater Anni Friesinger announced today she will not be racing at this competition. Instead she prefers to focus on the World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen and the World Single Distances Championships in Nagano.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

 

Shani Davis competed at the first short track World Cup in Harbin, China, this weekend. In the 500m he was eliminated in the preliminaries:

Heat 2 (Splits)

1. 2 Hamelin, Charles CAN 42.059 Q

2. 1 Terao Saturo JPN 42.243 Q

3. 3 Davis Shani USA 44.088

4. 4 Ganbat Munkhamidral MGL 50.179

 

With the US relay team he finished third:

1. Koraea KOR

2. Italy ITA

3. United States USA

4. Canada CAN

5. France FRA

 

For full results see http://www.sportresult.com/federations/ISU/ShortTrack/

Chad Hedrick won the 1500m at the Time Trials in Salt Lake City, skating a time of 1:47.43. Second was fellow American Trevor Marsicano, skating a 1:47.99. For Marsicano, 18, this was a new personal best time (the old one was 2:01.15). Marsicano finished third at last year’s World Junior Championships, which was his fourth long track competition ever. On top of that he finished 15th at the short track World Junior Championships.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

11 Norwegian speed skaters will be competing at the first World Cups of the season in Salt Lake City and Calgary. Now that Eskil Ervik en Even Wetten have retired from speed skating, there is room for some new faces:

Håvard Bøkko

Øystein Grødum

Christoffer Rukke

Mikael Flygind Larsen

Henrik Christiansen

Sverre Haugli

Odd Borgersen

Stian Elvenes

Maren Haugli

Hedvig Bjelkevik

Mari Hemmer

Sunday, 14 October 2007

This weekend Jenny Wolf won the 500m at the 'Internationale Saisoneröffnung' in Inzell with a time of 38.25, which is exactly the same time as the oudoor world record skated by Shihomi Shinya in 2003.

In Erfurt Sven Kramer fell while he was racing a 500m. He lost his balance in the last corner and went down, which caused a considerable amount of bruises and a headache. He did race a 1500m afterwards, but was not able to impress in that distance.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Jeremy Wotherspoon is back. After taking a season off, he impressed at this weekend's Time Trials in Calgary by skating a 34.58 and a 34.64 in the 500m. Kang-Seok Lee was second: 34.79.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

 

In an interview with Aftenposten today, Even Wetten (25) announced that he has retired from speedskating. He is not satisfied with his development as a skater; after quitting the national team in summer he considered continuing on his own or with a regional team, but eventually found that the best solution would be to quit skating altogether.

 

Wetten won a gold medal in the 1000m and a bronze medal in the 1500m at the World Single Distance Championships in Inzell in 2005.

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