MINSK, 25 January (BelTA) – Belarus' Ignat Golovatsiuk finished sixth at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Heerenveen, the Netherlands, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian clocked 34.759 at the 500m distance. Gold went to Russia's Artem Arefjev with 34.459. Second was Dai Dai Ntab of the Netherlands (34.652), with his teammate Lennart Velema taking bronze (34.740).
In the 1000m event Ignat Golovatsiuk placed tenth (1:08.905). Thomas Krol of the Netherlands won the event in 1:07,486. His teammate Kai Verbij took silver in 1:07.632. Bronze went to Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov (1:07.632).
In the women's 500m Belarus' Hanna Nifantava finished seventh in 38.040. Gold went to Femke Kok of the Netherlands (37.276). Silver and bronze went to Russian athletes – Angelina Golikova (37.303) and Olga Fatkulina (37.406).
In the women's 3000m Belarus' Maryna Zuyeva placed ninth in 4:05.591. The event was won by Irene Schouten of the Netherlands (3:57.155). Silver went to her teammate Antoinette de Jong (3:58.521). Third was Joy Beune of the Netherlands (3:58.908).
The podium in the men's 5000m was graced by two athletes from the Netherlands: Patrick Roest (6:05.145) and Sven Kramer (6:11.809), and Russia's Sergey Trofimov (6:11.945).
The women's 1000m event was won by Brittany Bowe of the United States (1:13.600). Second was Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands (1:13.943). Bronze went to Femke Kok of the Netherlands (1:14.076).
The next ISU Speed Skating World Cup will also take place in Heerenveen, the Netherlands on 29-31 January.