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06 March 2016 | in World University Championships, Long Track Speed Skating

3rd WUC Speed Skating - Day 3

 

BASELGA DI PINE - The snow, which fell heavily in Altopiano di Pinè, has been the main character during the third day of competitions. From the early morning, the snow was falling heavily, forcing the outstanding volunteers of the Organizing Committee, led by Enrico Colombini and by the organizers Luca De Carli and Nicola Condini, to an endless work of clearing the snow from the Oval.

In the first race (Ladies 1,000 meters) the Chinese athlete Qishi Li (1:20.33) won the gold medal followed by Arisa Tsujimoto from Japan and Olesya Chernega from Russia.

In the Men’s 10,000 meters, the Italian athlete Davide Ghiotto (who changed the roller skates for the ice skates) conquered the gold medal (13:47.71) and clocked also a personal best. Second place went to Ryosuke Tsuchiya from Japan (14:09.98) and third place for Linus Michael Heidegger (14:21.56).

In the Ladies’ 5,000 meters, the gold medal went to the Japanese athlete Nana Takahashi (7:39.15) and silver and bronze medal for the Polish athletes Magdalena Czyszcon and Angelika Fudalej.

Second gold medal of the day was for Italy (Mirko Giacomo Nenzi, Cristian Sartorato and Alessio Trentini) in the Men’s Team Sprint (1:22.79) followed by Poland and Russia.

In the Ladies’ Team Sprint first place went to Russia (1:35.05), second place to Poland and third place to the Netherlands.

After three days of competitions, Italy leads the medal table of the World University Speed Skating Championship with 5 gold medals, followed by Poland (2 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze) and Japan (2 gold and 5 silver).

Today is the great finale of the (FISU) World University Speed Skating Championship. From 16.00 Men and Ladies 500 meters and the Mass Start. At 19.30 the Closing Ceremony at the Ice Rink Pinè will start.

 

(Source: WUC Speed Skating OC)

 

Results

Results day 3 can be downloaded here.

 

 

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