Kjeld Nuis ends World Championships with silver behind ‘phenomenon’ Jordan Stolz, Joy Beune takes bronze at 1500 meters | Sport

Silver for Nuis at 1500 meters, Stolz finishes in style

Kjeld Nuis won a silver medal in the 1500 meters. With his 1:42.66 he was no match for top favorite Jordan Stolz, who was 1.22 seconds faster than Nuis and successfully extended his world title. The American previously won the 500 meters and the 1000 meters in Calgary. The bronze went to the Norwegian Peder Kongshaug, who was a few thousandths of a second slower than Nuis.

For Nuis it is his second medal at this World Cup. The 34-year-old veteran took bronze in the 1000 meters. “I am extremely happy. Silver and bronze, I firmly signed it two weeks ago,” Nuis responded afterwards. “Today I am best of the rest, and I’m happy with that. We are losing here today to a phenomenon,” Nuis said with admiration about the 19-year-old Stolz.

Rijpma-De Jong dethroned at 1500 meters

Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong has lost her world title in the 1500 meters and recorded the fourth fastest time in Calgary with 1:53.27. The defending champion crossed the line shaking her head. The gold went to Japan’s Miho Takagi, who was just faster than China’s Mei Han (1:52.72) in 1:52.29. Joy Beune won the 5000 meters earlier in the day and also took a bronze medal in the 1500 meters. Marijke Groenewoud came eighth.

“The fact that this is still possible after 5,000 meters says enough about my form,” Beune analyzed afterwards for the NOS. “I did suffer from the 5 kilometers, but luckily I had some rest in between. Then I soon noticed that I had speed. That gave me peace of mind. I thought: you are already world champion, just do what you can.”

Gold for Beune at 5000 meters

Earlier on Sunday, Beune sensationally won the gold in the 5000 meters. In a time of 6:47.72 she was faster than top favorite Irene Schouten, who had to settle for silver with 6:48.98. The bronze went to Martina Sábliková in 06:51.88.

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In the 5000 meters, all eyes were focused on Schouten in advance. The 31-year-old North Holland native previously won gold in the 3000 meters, the team pursuit and the mass start this World Cup. A fourth gold medal would have been unique, as a Dutchman has never won four gold medals at one World Cup.

No Dutch success at 10 kilometers

Patrick Roest missed out on a medal in the 10 kilometers on Sunday. For a while it seemed that the Dutchman would finish under the then fastest time of Ted-Jan Bloemen, but in the final laps Roest’s legs were completely full. His 12:50.32 was not enough for a place on the podium.

The gold ultimately went to Italian top favorite Davide Ghiotto, who recorded a top time with a personal record of 12:38.81. Bloemen took silver in 12:47.01. The bronze went to Canadian Graeme Fish in 12:48.61. Roest recorded the fourth fastest time, Jorrit Bergsma finished fifth with a time of 12:50.91.

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