Howe skates to silver, Weidemann claims bronze at season-opening long track World Cup stop

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Canada’s Connor Howe earned silver and Isabelle Weidemann took bronze on Friday within the first day of worldwide long track pace skating competitors of the 2022-23 season.

Howe reached the rostrum within the males’s 1,500-metre race, and Weidemann obtained her medal within the ladies’s 3,000 metres at the season-opening long track World Cup stop in Stavanger, Norway.

Howe, from Canmore, Alta., received solely the third particular person World Cup medal of his profession. Racing within the penultimate pair, Howe completed in a single minute 46.656 seconds.

“With a bit extra effectivity and really feel of the ice, I can positively go sooner,” stated Howe. “But it is a good begin to the season and in the direction of my purpose of getting on the rostrum within the 1,500 metres at World Cups and World Championships.”

WATCH | Howe wins silver:

Connor Howe captures pace skating World Cup silver

Canmore, Alta.’s Connor Howe completed with a time of 1:46.656 to win the silver medal within the males’s 1,500-metre competitors at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating occasion in Stavanger.

Jordan Stolz of the United States received in 1:44.891 to set a brand new track document. China’s Zhongyan Ning crossed the road in 1:46.685 for bronze.

Weidemann, from Ottawa, completed in 4:05.460, inserting behind Norway’s Ragne Wiklund (4:03.119) and Irene Schouten of the Netherlands (4:05.017).

“I’m pleased with in the present day’s outcomes, however not supper glad with the way in which that I skated,” stated Weidemann. “I really feel like I could not actually discover the ability and struggled a bit bit.

“Overall, I’m pleased with the primary race and blissful to get it out of the way in which.”

WATCH | Weidemann captures bronze:

Isabelle Weidemann earns bronze medal at pace skating World Cup

Ottawa’s Isabelle Weidemann positioned third within the ladies’s 3,000-metre competitors with a time of 4:05.460 at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating occasion in Stavanger.

Ivanie Blondin (seventh) and Valérie Maltais (ninth) additionally earned high ten outcomes for Canada within the distance.

In the boys’s group pursuit, Howe was joined by Winnipeg’s Tyson Langelaar and Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu of Sherbrooke. Que., because the Canadians skated to a fifth-place end.

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