Salt Lake City, UT (February 16, 2020) – After four days of record-setting competition, the ISU World Single Distances World Championships came to a thrilling conclusion with the United States’ Joey Mantia taking bronze and the first podium of the weekend for the U.S. in the Men’s 1500m with a personal best time of 1:42.16.
Team Netherlands turned in another fantastic performance on the Utah Olympic Oval ice – taking five out of the nine total podium spots on the final day of competition in the Men’s and Ladies 1500m – as well as the Men’s and Ladies Team Pursuit races. Kjeld Nuis took the Men’s 1500m world title with a time of 1:41.66 and Ireen Wust topped the Ladies 1500m race with a time of 1:50.92.
Team Canada, looking to build on what was already a successful weekend, took the top spots in the Ladies Mass Start event with a victory from Ivanie Blondin and notched silver and bronze medals in the Men’s Mass Start competition.
The Utah Olympic Oval further bolstered its reputation as “The Fastest Ice on Earth” by claiming six new single distance world records over the weekend’s races. The Utah Olympic Oval now holds eleven of twelve single distance world records. The only record the Oval does not have is in the Men’s 3000m – a race that is no longer included in the World Championships format and was last set in 2005 in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Video highlights from the Day Two can be found here.
Full results from today’s action can be found here.