02 dec 2023 om 15:40
Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong won silver in the 1,500 meters at the World Cup competition in Stavanger, Norway on Saturday. The reigning world champion finished second in 1.56.95, more than a minute behind Miho Takagi.
The 28-year-old Dutch woman won her convincingly from Ragne Wiklund, with a lead of more than two seconds. It was not enough for the overall victory for Rijpma-de Jong, who had to concede more than a minute to winner Takagi (1.55.87).
Groenewoud fell just short of a silver medal and finished four hundredths of a second behind Rijpma-de Jong. It is the fourth time for Groenwoud to finish on the podium in the 1,500 meters in the World Cup.
Melissa female finished twelfth, Esther Kiel came thirteenth. Dul finished thirteenth.
Spectacular denouement 500 meters
Wataru Morishige won the 500 meters on Saturday by one hundredth of a second. The Japanese drove a time of 34.65, which made him 0.01 seconds faster than the Chinese Tingyu Goa. With a time of 34.71, Japanese Tatsuya Shinhama took the bronze.
Hein Otterspeer finished in tenth place as the best Dutchman over half a kilometer. He won his stage in 35.12 from the American Cooper McLeod, but did not come close to the podium. Janno Botman finished twelfth with 35.16 and Merijn Scheperkamp finished seventeenth with 35.45.
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