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Brittany Bowe Wins 1,500-Meter Speedskating Gold In Norway

By Blythe Lawrence | Feb. 03, 2019, 12:19 p.m. (ET)

Brittany Bowe competes at the ISU Speedskating World Cup on Feb. 2, 2019 in Hamar, Norway.


With the top time in the women’s 1,500 meters Sunday, Brittany Bowe glided to her second title of the weekend at the ISU world cup stop in Hamar, Norway.

The 30-year-old, an Olympic bronze medalist in team pursuit from the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, has been on a tear all season. Her medal in Norway is her fifth gold and 12th medal on the season following a victory in Saturday’s 1,000 meters.

One of the final competitors to skate in the 1,500, Bowe crossed the line in 1 minute, 55.892 seconds, more than a second off the track record but well ahead of Dutch stars Lotte van Beek (1:56.132) and Joy Beune (1:57.151), who took silver and bronze, respectively.

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Bowe, a former inline skating star who also played college basketball at Florida Atlantic University, has won at least one medal at every world cup event so far this season, but this is the first time she has bagged two golds in a single weekend. She currently tops the world cup standings in both the 1,500 and 1,000 meters.

In other races Sunday, two-time Olympian Joey Mantia was sixth in the men’s 1,000, while Erin Jackson finished 19th in the women’s 500.

Blythe Lawrence is a journalist based in Seattle. She has covered two Olympic Games and is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc. 

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