Two bronze medals mark day two in Tomakomai

By Rebecca Reza | Nov. 24, 2018, 7 a.m. (ET)

Day two of the ISU Speedskating World Cup at the outdoor rink at the Tomakomai Highland Sports Center, marked a shuffle in the women’s 1500m standings. Two-time Olympian Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) was awarded the bronze medal (1:59.828), behind Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands who earned a new track record with a time of 1:58.74 to win gold. Bowe is now tied for the top spot in the World Cup standings with Miho Takagi of Japan who finished second Saturday, with 108 points.

Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) also earned a bronze medal in the 500m (2) (38.99) behind Japan’s Nao Kodaira with a winning time of 38.26. Olympian Erin Jackson (Ocala, Fla.) finished 10th in the same race. Bowe moves up to 4th in the World Cup standings with 166 points, following the second round of competition.

In the ladies mass start, Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.) finished 19th out of 24 skaters. The 16-lap race was marred with crashes that took out several skaters before the final lap. Korea’s Bo-Reum Kim won the race in a sprint finish against Francesca Lollobrigida (ITA) and Ivanie Blondin (CAN).

Two-time Olympian Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) represented for the men Saturday, winning his division B 1500m heat (1:50.70). The result moves him into the A group for the next World Cup in Poland. Mantia finished 11th in the mass start final, won by Belarus skater Vitaly Mikhailov (8:06.54).

 

Highlights:

Brittany Bowe: 1500m A Final – Bronze

Brittany Bowe: 500m (2) A Final – Bronze

Erin Jackson: 500m (2) A Final – 10th

Joey Mantia: 1500m B- 1st

Kimi Goetz: 2nd 500m (2) B – 9th

 

Quotes:

“It’s going to be a slow progression to get back to where I think I should be,” said Joey Mantia. “This is definitely good progress, but there’s a little journey ahead still.”

Complete Results

Watch Brittany's 500m race and medal ceremony