Dutch break short track speed skating world records
Dutchwomen Suzanne Schulting and Xandra Velzeboer broke short track speed skating world records in the heats of a World Cup stop outside Salt Lake City on Friday.
Schulting, the two-time reigning Olympic 1000m champion, clocked 1 minute, 25.958 seconds at that distance.
That smashed her own record time of 1:26.514 from the Olympics in February, when she broke a 10-year-old world record and became the first woman to break an individual world record at the Olympics since 2010.
Velzeboer, part of the Dutch Olympic champion women’s relay team in February, broke the 500m sprint world record on Friday. The reigning world 500m champion skated 41.416 seconds, beating Canadian Kim Boutin‘s record of 41.936 set on the same ice in November 2019.
The 500m and 1000m finals are spread between Saturday and Sunday.
Now all of the men’s and women’s world records in individual Olympic distances (500m, 1000m, 1500m) are from the Utah Olympic Oval ice.
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