Nesbitt wins 1000m gold

Christine Nesbitt celebrates after winning the women's 1000m at the World Single Distances Speed...

Christine Nesbitt celebrates after winning the women's 1000m at the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Germany on Saturday. (REUTERS/Michaela Rehle)

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Canadian speedskater Christine Nesbitt edged Ireen Wust of the Netherlands to win the 1000 metre gold medal at the World Single Distance Championships on Saturday in Inzell, Germany.

Nesbitt, who also won a gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics in the 1000 metres, clocked in a time of 1:14.84, just ahead of Wust's 1:15.42. Heather Richardson of the U.S. placed third in a time of 1:15.45.

The win gives the 25-year-old native of London, Ont., a fifth career World Championships title to go along with two silver and two bronze medals.

Winnipeg's Brittany Schussler and Shannon Rempel placed 10th and 15th respectively.

In the women's 5000 metres, Cindy Klassen, also of Winnipeg, finished seventh.


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