Thursday , March 23 2023

Visser takes the first Dutch gold in Obihiro, 3,000 meters now


Esmee Visser won Sunday's first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Obihiro World Cup. The 22-year-old traveler of TalentNED triumphed to 3,000 meters in a record: 4.04.60.

Natalia Voronina finished second in 4.05.02, while Czech Martina Sablikova took the bronze with 4.05.23.

Visser is the 5,000-meter Olympic Champion and European Champion on the 3,000-meter. She officially debuted at the highest level in the Obihiro World Cup circuit.

In the last season, he only worked in Group B in November in Norway. After that, Visser experienced a surprising breakthrough at international level, but in the World Cup he did not appear on the ice.

Wüst ends in sixth

Ireen Wüst had to settle for the sixth with a time of 4.06,13. Dutch Champion Antoinette de Jong led the seventh time (4.06.57). Melissa Bitch (the tenth of 4.07.15) and Reina Anema (thirteenth at 4.10.28) did not approach the podium.

Olympic champion Carlijn Achtereekte is still missing on the field. She was not able to intervene in the battle for the first world tour of the Thialf season two weeks ago of stomach complaints.

Team Jumbo's team hopes to get up again at the end of December, at the Heerenveen NK distances.

No Dutch medal at 1,000 meters

Vanessa Herzog, the Austrian, wrote the name 1000 meters. She did it in a job: 1.14.56. Japanese Miho Takagi finished second in his own audience in 1.14.82. His compatriot Nao Kodaira took the bronze with 1.14.84.

For Herzog (23) it was the third World Cup in its totality and its second one at 1,000 meters. Earlier this year she was the fastest kilometer from Erfurt for the first time in the World Cup circuit.

Ireen Wüst was the best Dutchman in Obihiro, fifth (1.15, 34). Letitia de Jong (ninth 1.16,22) and Jutta Leerdam (tenth in 1.16, 29) ended in the top ten.

Antoinette de Jong finished 11th (1.16,38), and Joy Beune landed on the eighteenth place with a time of 1.18.10. Olympic champion Jorien ter Mors is missing on the pitch this season due to a knee injury.

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