Christine Nesbitt captures bronze at Sochi event
By QMI Agency
|Christine Nesbitt of Canada competes during the women's 1000m event at the Essent ISU World Single Distances Championships 2013 in Sochi March 23, 2013. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)
Christine Nesbitt of London, Ont. won a bronze medal at the World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Sochi, Russia Friday.
Nesbitt skated in the second-to-last pairing with eventual gold medallist, and new world champion, Ireen Wust of the Netherlands, posting a time of 1:58.07.
Wust skated to a 1:55.38 time while her Dutch teammate, Lotte van Beek, grabbed silver with a time of 1:58.02.
"I was surprised to come away with a bronze medal. It wasn't the greatest race of my life," Nesbitt said. "I felt like I was lacking snap. I felt like a slug, for lack of better term. At no point in my race was I really feeling explosive and powerful and dynamic in my movements.
"But, it was good enough today for a bronze medal," she added. "So that's kind of the silver lining — that even with a bad race I can still medal."
Nesbitt’s teammates Kali Christ and Brittany Schussler also finished in the top 10 in fifth and eighth, respectively.