9 a.m., Feb. 12)
Weidemann cracks top 10 at World Championships
By Fred Sherwin
Weidemann placed 10th in the 3000-metres at
the World Single Distance Championships in
Kelomn, Russia. File photo
native and Gloucester Concordes member Isabelle Weidemann
has cracked the top 10 skating in her first ever World
Single Distance Speed Skating Championship.
reigning national champion in the 3000- and 5000-metres
placed 10th in the 3000-metres in Kelomna, Russia on Friday,
completing the distance in a time of 4:09.72.
very happy with my race today. A 10th-place finish is
pretty good for me," Weidemann, 20, said after the
race. "Things have gone pretty well at practice this
week and I was feeling O.K. going in, so I was expecting
to come up with a decent one."
Gloucester Concordes member and Orléans native
Ivanie Blondin finished a disappointing 13th, after placing
7th inthe event last year. The 25-year-old veteran will
now concentrateon her specialty, the mass start whuch
will be held on Sunday, and the women's team pursuit on
it wasn't my best performance today, said Blondin.
Sometimes races don't go the way you want them to.
For me now, it's a matter of hitting the reset button
for the mass start and focus my energy on that."
next skate is in the 5000 later today. Cumberland native
Vincent de Haitre will also be competing today in the
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