Nesbitt strikes gold

Christine Nesbitt, from Canada, reacts after winning the 1500 metres during the 2012 World Distance...

Christine Nesbitt, from Canada, reacts after winning the 1500 metres during the 2012 World Distance Speed Skating Championships in the Thialf Stadium in Heerenveen, Netherlands on March 23, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/ANP/ VINCENT JANNINK)

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, Last Updated: 8:17 PM ET

Canadian Christine Nesbitt continued her hot season on ice, winning the 1,500 metres Friday at the world single-distance speed skating championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands.

Nesbitt had a time of one minute 56.07 seconds. Teammate Cindy Klassen was fourth.

In the men's 1,000 metres, Canadians Denny Morrison and Jamie Gregg were fourth and seventh respectively.

Nesbitt won the overall 1,500-metre World Cup title this season, with three golds and two silvers. This was her first 1,500-metre win at the single-distance championships. Dutch skaters Ireen Wust at 1:56.40 and Linda de Vries at 1:57.08 also made the podium.

 


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