Kulizhnikov wins again on day of records

Kulizhnikov wins again on day of records
By Sportsbeat

14/02/2016 at 20:47Updated

Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov became the first man to win 500m and 1000m gold at the same speed skating World Single Distances Championships on Sunday.

Kulizhnikov, who clinched the 1000m title the previous day clocked a time of 34.42 seconds to win over the shorter distance, with Canadian Alex Boisvert-Lacroix in second and Poland's Artur Was in third.

Earlier in the day, Jorien ter Mors had become just the sixth woman to win 1000m and 1500m at the same Championships.

A time of 1:53.92minutes was good enough to see off the challenge of American duo Heather Richardson-Bergma and Brittany Bowe and win a sixth gold for the Netherlands, equalling the competition record set in 2013.

Lee Seung-Hoon then became the first Korean skater, male or female, to win a world title in another event than a 500m, when he won the men’s mass start in 7:18.26minutes.

And the final event of the Championships, the women's mass start, was won by Canada's Ivanie Blondin in 8:17.53 minutes.

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