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.