Long Track World Cup Final:
The Long Track World Cup Final started this morning in Heerenveen, Netherlands with Shani Davis giving Team USA a strong start by finishing second in the 1000m with a time of 1:09.13. Denny Morrison (CAN) placed first with 1:08.91 and Kjeld Nuis (NED) placed third with 1:09.25. Davis’ second place finish helped him secure the top overall spot in the 1000m and he is officially the Overall World Cup Champion in the 1000m for the 2013-14 World Cup season.
For the women, Brittany Bowe secured third place overall in the 1500m distance for the 2013-14 World Cup season with her fifth place finish in the 1500m this morning. Bowe placed fifth with a time of 1:56.56.
- Brian Hansen placed 8th in the 1000m with 1:09.69
- Mitch Whitmore placed 10th in the 1000m with 1:10.09
- Maria Lamb placed 7th in the Ladies Mass Start with 8:37.62
- Pat Meek placed 7th in the Mens Mass Start with 10:25.20
Short Track World Championships:
The final event of the short track season is taking place in Montreal, Canada this weekend with the Short Track World Championships. Team USA competed in the 1500m and 3000m Relay distances this morning with Jessica Smith making it to the final round for the women.
Jessica Smith, Emily Scott, J.R. Celski and Chris Creveling are representing Team USA in the individual distances this weekend and all four made it out of their respective heats and into the semifinal races. Jessica Smith was the only American to advance out of the 1500m semifinals and she placed sixth in the final race.
In the Ladies 3000m Relay semifinal race, Team USA skated in a competitive heat against Korea, Canada and Russia. All four women, Aly Dudek, Jessica Smith, Emily Scott and Brittany Salmon, skated well and finished in fourth place but didn’t advance to the finals.
Racing begins again on Saturday at 2pm EST and you can watch live on Ice Network.