Wust stuns home team with 1,500 win

Ireen Wust of the Netherlands has stunned the home team by

winning a gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters.

Canada’s Christine Nesbitt, who took gold in the 1,000, had

hoped to add another Olympic win in the 1,500 Sunday. She was

slightly ahead of Wust’s pace heading into the final lap but

couldn’t match the blistering last trip around the oval produced by

the Dutch skater.

Wust won with a time of 1 minute, 56.89 seconds. Canada did

manage a silver, claimed by Kristina Groves in 1:57.14. Martina

Sablikova of the Czech Republic took the bronze (1:57.96). Nesbitt

was a disappointing sixth.