Klassen collects pair of victories

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:05 AM ET

Winnipeg's Wonder Woman is at it again.

Long track speed skater Cindy Klassen won both the 500m and 1,500m events last night at the Canada Post Canadian All Round Championships at the Olympic Oval and leads the overall women's standings with 77.293 points.

Her win in the 500 came despite a brutal final corner where she actually skated into the other lane before correcting herself and finishing in a time of 39.94. She clocked 1:55.06 in the 1,500, breaking her old Canadian record.

"It's my best 500 of the year but

I was pretty disappointed with my last corner and I really need to work on all my corners right now," said Klassen.

Lloydminster, Sask.'s Krisy Myers was second.

In the 1,500, World Cup berths were on the line and Winnipeg's Shannon Rempel and Brittany Schussler, along with Clara Hughes of Glen Sutton, Que., all qualified. Klassen and Ottawa's Kristina Groves were pre-qualified.

In the men's 1,500, Denny Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., set a new Canadian junior record in 1:47.32. Red Deer's Steven Elm was second.


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