On November 22, Beijing time, in the Men’s 1500m Group A competition of the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Stavanger, Norway, Ning Zhongyan won the championship with a time of 1:45.167. The American player Mandia slipped 1 minute 45 seconds 552 and won the runner-up. South Korea’s Kim Min Suk slipped 1 minute 45 seconds 636 and won the third place.
This is the second gold of the Chinese team in this race. Before that, Wang Haotian, Lian Ziwen and Ning Zhongyan won the men’s sprint team chasing championship in 1:20.122.
In the women’s 1500m final, Japan’s Takagi Miho skated in 1:55.679 and won the championship. Dutch veteran Worcester won the runner-up with 1:56.251, and another Japanese player, Aya Sato, with 1:56. 515 won the third place. Only Han Mei played in the Chinese team, she finished 11th with a time of 1:58.149. (Reporter Yang Yuboluo)