Speed skaters take four World Cups

The Netherlands’ speed skaters leave the finals of the World Cup in Calgary, Canada with four titles and one world record, their best ever performance in the World Cup, reports ANP. On Sunday evening, the last event of the championship, Erben Wennemars took the 1,500 metres title with the second fastest time: US skater Shani Davis set a new world record.

Wennemars had already taken the 1,000 metre event on Friday night.
Sven Kramer won the 5,000 on Saturday, beating his own world record time by under a second at 6.07.48. Kramer took the World Cup in the combination 5,000/10,000.
‘I was a little bit nervous before the race because all the people here were waiting for a world record,’ Kramer told AP. ‘It was a lot of pressure on my shoulders.’
In the women’s event Ireen Wüst took the 1,500 title, setting a new Dutch record in the distance of 1.52.38. Only world record holder Cindy Klassen has been quicker over the distance.

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