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17 February 2022, 13:41

Beijing 2022: Belarus' Ekaterina Sloeva 21st in 1,000m

Ekaterina Sloeva
Ekaterina Sloeva

BEIJING, 17 February (BelTA) – Belarusian speed skater Ekaterina Sloeva clocked 1:16.83 to place 21st in the Women's 1,000m at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian finished 16th in the Women's 1,500m. Anna Nifontova of Belarus had to withdraw due to a knee injury.

Japan's Miho Takagi set a new Olympic record of 1:13.19 to claim gold. Silver went to Jutta Leerdam of the Netherlands, 0.64 seconds behind the winner. Bronze was collected by Brittany Bowe of the United States, 1.42 seconds back.

Miho Takagi
Miho Takagi

The Men's 1,000m is scheduled for 18 February. The Mass Start events will take place on 19 February.

Photos courtesy of Belarus' NOC

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