Schulting surges to third successive World Cup win

Schulting surges to third successive World Cup win
By Sportsbeat

08/12/2018 at 13:35Updated

Suzanne Schulting remains out on her own at the summit of the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup standings after a third straight win.

Suzanne Schulting remains out on her own at the summit of the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup standings after a third straight win.

The 21-year-old, who became the youngest-ever Dutch Winter Olympic champion in PyeongChang, claimed a maximum 10,000 points in both Calgary and Salt Lake City.

And her dominance over 1,000 metres continued unbridled this weekend in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a 1min 28.887secs race taking her past Canada’s Kim Boutin and South Korean Ah Rum Noh.

With 30,000 total points, she has double the haul of the rest of the 80-strong field aside from Russia’s Sofia Prosvirnova and Canada’s Alyson Charles, reflecting her fine form.

The men’s competition over the same distance is a more hotly-contested affair but World Cup leader Shaoang Liu strengthened his hold on the summit with a tight race win.

The Hungarian nipped home 0.02secs ahead of Dutchman Sjinkie Knegt to home his second maximum-point haul of the World Cup season so far.

In Saturday’s other finals, Kim Geon Hee tasted victory in her first World Cup event of the season over 1500 metres.

And it was a Korean one-two-three in the men’s 1500 metres, Hyo Jun Lim joined by compatriots Gun Woo Kim and Dae Heon Hwang in completing the podium.

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