Wang wins again at speedskating

, Last Updated: 12:56 PM ET

BEIJING (AP) -- Wang Manli of China won a 500-meter World Cup speedskating race Sunday, her fourth victory in nine days. Beorn Nijenhuis of the Netherlands kept his lead in the 1,000-meter standings.

Wang was timed in 38.71 seconds, finishing 0.04 seconds ahead of Belarus' Anzhelika Kotyuga. Germany's Monique Garbrecht-Enfeldt of Germany was third at 38.91.

Wang increased her season point total to 400. Tomomi Okazaki of Japan, who had been tied with teammate Sayuri Osuga on Saturday, kept her spot with 270 points. Osuga dropped to third with 260.

She placed fourth in the 1,000, which was won by Italy's Chiara Simionato, who was timed 1:17.93. Garbrecht-Enfeldt was second at 1:18.00 and Marianne Timmer of the Netherlands finished in 1:18.07, moving into fourth place with 222 points.

Nijenhuis' time of 1:10.37 beat that of countryman Erben Wennemars by 0.26. Gerard van Velde, also of the Netherlands, tied Canada's Jeremy Wotherspoon at 1:10.69.

Nijenhuis remained at the top of the standings with 330 points while Wennemars had 258 and Wotherspoon 226.

In the men's 500, Wotherspoon took the lead with 35.38, beating American Kip Carpenter with 35.56. Joji Kato of Japan was third with 35.67.

Wotherspoon, who had 350 points, increased his lead over Japan's Hiroyasu Shimizu, who won both of last weekend's races. He dropped to third with 224 points.


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