World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships

From 22 to 25 March 2012, the World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen place. What the participants are the main contenders for medals?


World Single Distance Championships in existence since 1996. With the establishment of this World Cup played the International Skating Union in the development of more and more top riders will specialize in just one or a few stretches, instead of focusing on allrounden. It was originally thought that the World Single Distance Championships would take place every year. After the Olympic season in 1998, but they concluded that the calendar in such an Olympic year was very busy. They also noted that such a World Single Distance Championships do not have a great value in an Olympic season. Since then, this tournament is held every year, except in Olympic years.

Thialf 2012

In 2012, the Thialf stadium for the second time, the setting for the World Single Distance Championships. 1999 was the Heerenvense stadium for the first time the host of this tournament.

Mar 22, 2012

1500 m Men: The main contenders at this distance, the American Shani Davis. World Single Distance Championships for him is the main purpose of the 2011/2012 season. Other contenders for medals include Norwegian Håvard Bøkko, Russian and Dutch Skobrev Stefan Groothuis and Kjeld Nuis.
3000 meters Ladies: The favorites at this distance Martina Sáblíková, Claudia Pechstein and Ireen Wüst.

March 23, 2012

1000 m Men: The favorites for this distance, the American Shani Davis, the Dutch Stefan Groothuis and Kjeld Nuis, and the Canadian Denny Morrison.
1500 meters Ladies: The favorites for this distance is Canades Christine Nesbitt and Nederlandese Ireen Wüst.
5000 meters men: Three Dutch hear at this distance from the major contenders for the medals: Bob de Jong Sven Kramer and Jan Blokhuijsen.

Mar 24, 2012

10 km men: Even at this distance three Dutch are favorites. Aside from the reigning world champion Bob de Jong as Jorrit Bergsma and Bob de Vries. Remarkably Sven Kramer will not run this distance.
1000 m Women: Among the favorites for distance include the Canadian Christine Nesbitt and American Heather Richardson.
5000 meters Ladies: For this, the same distance as the top favorites for three kilometers: Martina Sáblíková, Claudia Pechstein and Ireen Wüst.

25 Mar 2012

500m Men: The following riders can be counted among the favorites at this distance, the South Korean Mo Tae-Bum, Pekka Koskela, Russian Dmitry Lobkov and American Tucker Fredricks. The Dutch Michel Mulder and Jan Smeekes is certainly not without a chance for medals.
500 meters Ladies: The favorites for this distance is the Chinese Yu Jing, the German Jenny Wolf and South Korean Lee Sang-hwa.
Men Team Pursuit: As a final part of this World Cup is the team pursuit on the program. In men the following teams and contenders: the Netherlands, Russia, USA, Germany and Korea.
Damlaget Pursuit: Canada, Russia, the Netherlands and South Korea.


The World Cup will be broadcast by NOS.


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