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2008 Worlds Gijon- Pictures- Day 2 Track

Below are a few pictures of day 2 racing action at the World Roller Speed Skating Championships in Gijon, Spain-

  • It rained before the senior women’s 10km points races
  • Asian skaters placed 1-2-3 in the senior women’s 10km points race. Nicole Begg and a Colombian skater fell during the race
  • Joey Mantia won the men’s 10km points race in 13:40
  • There were very few falls today
  • The winner of the junior women’s 20km elimination race set the world record
  • Belgium’s Bart Swings won the junior men’s 20km elimination race and less than 30 minutes later, finished 2nd in the 500-meter sprint
  • Canadian news: Alex D’mello fell in his 10km points heat. He’s ok. Sarah Hopkins and Jade Pauley both fell yesterday. Jade is ok, and skated one of his best races in the 20km elimination race. Sarah suffered some chipped teeth, cuts in her lips and chin, and other road rash. She won’t be racing again in these world championships. She’s in good spirits
  • I qualified for the 10km points race final- both heats finished in about 14:45. I managed to stay in the lead pack for 8 of 23 laps in the 10km points final
  • Tomorrow: Relays and senior 500-meter sprints- Thursday: rest day, Friday: Marathon & banquet/ party