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Americans taste more success at speedskating WCup

Americans taste more success at speedskating WCup


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INZELL, Germany (AP) — Heather Richardson of the United States did it again on Saturday, claiming her second speedskating World Cup win over 500 meters one day after her first.

Shani Davis won and Brian Hansen finished third in the men's 1,000 as American speedskaters went some way toward easing the disappointment of their Sochi medal shutout.

Davis finished in 1 minute, 08.70 seconds, ahead of Dutchman Stefan Groothuis by one tenth of a second and Hansen by two tenths.

Richardson won in 37.70 seconds, beating Russia's Olga Fatkulina by 0.14 and Germany's Jenny Wolf by 0.19, to close the gap on overall leader Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea to just 10 points.

Olympic champion Ireen Wust of the Netherlands won the women's 3,000 in 4:01.52, beating Czech skater Martina Sablikova and compatriot Yvonne Nauta.

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