US speedskaters Mantia, Lehman, Dawson set report in Olympic prep

The U.S. crew of Joey Mantia, Emery Lehman and Casey Dawson set a brand new world speedskating report in males’s crew pursuit.

KEARNS, Utah — The US set a world report in successful the boys’s crew pursuit and the Netherlands swept the boys’s 1,000 meters for the third straight speedskating World Cup on Sunday. 

The U.S. crew of Joey Mantia, Emery Lehman and Casey Dawson gained in 3 minutes, 34.47 seconds on the high-altitude ice on the Utah Olympic Oval, bettering the outdated mark of three:34.68 set by the Netherlands in February 2020 on the identical ice on the world single-distance championships.

The U.S. crew on Sunday additionally lowered the American report of three:37.22 by Shani Davis, Brian Hansen and Jonathan Kuck set in November 2013 on the Utah oval.

“It is good to beat Shani, Jonathan and Brian’s nationwide report. Fairly unbelievable skaters of their time,” Lehman stated. “To go three seconds sooner than they did, it says loads.”

The People let Mantia lead all eight laps, along with his teammates pushing him from begin to end. The end result was a world report and a drained Mantia. The 35-year-old from Ocala, Florida, collapsed afterward on his again, his chest heaving.

“He’s actually the chief,” Dawson stated of Mantia. “Us two, we’re the engines within the again pushing him. That’s how we give it some thought. We’re similar to a prepare going across the monitor.”

It is a technique the U.S. males have been using for a pair years, though Mantia hardly ever practices with Lehman and Dawson.

“They only do an ideal job practising the pushing and clearly it exhibits on the market,” Mantia stated. “I concentrate on being robust for eight laps within the entrance. I do not all the time must skate with them to make that occur.”

Norway completed 1.92 seconds behind at 3:36.40. Italy was third.

Thomas Krol led a 1-2-3 sweep by the Dutch within the 1,000 meters, successful in 1:06.44. Defending Olympic champion Kjeld Nuis took silver at 1:06.86. Hein Otterspeer earned bronze at 1:06.95.

“I gave this one away,” Nuis stated. “The primary 200 have been a bit too aggressive.”

The Dutch additionally swept the occasion on the season-opening World Cup in Poland and once more two weeks in the past in Norway.

Japan earned victories within the males’s 500 and ladies’s 1,500 on the ultimate day.

Wataru Morishige gained the second 500 in 33.99 seconds. Artem Arefyer of Russia took silver in 34.00. Laurent Dubreuil of Canada earned bronze at 34.053.

Miho Takagi gained the 1,500 in 1:49.99 to go along with her victory within the 1,000 a day earlier. Her teammate, Ayano Sato, completed second at 1:51.468.

Antoinette de Jong of the Netherlands was third at 1:51.72. American Brittany Bowe completed eighth.

Ivanie Blondin of Canada gained the ladies’s mass begin in 8:31.87. Marijke Groenewoud of the Netherlands was second at 8:31.88. Sofie Haugen of Norway completed third.

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