Team USA’s Bowe and Richardson Top the Podium in Ladies 1000m
Berlin, Germany (Dec 6, 2014) In the Ladies’ 1000m Brittany Bowe and Heather Richardson topped the podium for the USA. Dutchmen Jorrit Bergsma and Douwe de Vries sandwiched Norwegian Sverre Lunde Pedersen on the 5000m podium and the Dutch ladies continued their winning streak in the Team Pursuit, followed by the strong Polish team. On Saturday 8 skaters improved their personal best times, which adds up to 22 personal bests for the weekend.
American double in 1000m ladies
Both Brittany Bowe and Heather Richardson raced on a wild card because they had not participated in the Asian World Cup races in November. They faced each other in the first pair and fought a fierce battle. Richardson started strong with a 27.3 lap against 27.5, but Bowe made the difference in the final lap with 29.3 against 29.8 to set 1:14.81. Richardson finished in 1:15.14 and nobody was able to come anywhere near.
- Brittany Bowe (Ocala, FL) led the way in the Ladies 1000m, placing 1st in 1:14.81.
- Close behind Bowe, Heather Richardson (High Point, NC) secured her spot on the podium with a time of 1:15.14.
- In the B Division of the Ladies 1000m, Sugar Todd (Milwaukee, WI) finished with a time of 1:21.58, putting her in 21st place.
- Jonathan Garcia (Houston, TX) placed 1st in the B Division of the Men’s 1000m in 1:10.48, while Joey Mantia (Ocala, FL) finished two places behind, with a time of 1:10.83.
- Kimani Griffin (Winston-Salem, NC) skated to 12th place in the Men’s 1000m on the second day of his first World Cup competition, making a time of 1:11.49.
- Mitch Whitmore (Waukesha, WI) experienced an unfortunate disqualification in today’s 1000m.
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