BEIJING, 10 February (BelTA) – Belarusian speed skater Maryna Zuyeva placed 9th in the Women's 5,000m at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games, BelTA has learned.
The leader of the Belarusian team ran the first heat in style. At the start she slightly let Japanese Momoka Horikawa ahead, but then increased her speed and won with the result of 7:02.91, 4 seconds ahead of the opponent. Earlier, the 29-year-old Belarusian was 16th in the 3,000m and 23rd in the 1,500m.
Dutch speed skater Irene Schouten won her second gold of the Beijing Games, setting a new Olympic record of 6:43.51 seconds. Earlier in Beijing, she became the 3,000m champion. In today race silver went to Canadian Isabelle Weidemann (+4.67 seconds), who was third in the 3,000m. The bronze medal was collected by three-time Olympic champion Martina Sablikova from the Czech Republic (+6.58 sec).
The Olympic speed skating tournament will feature 14 medal events.