Posted by Editor on 11/24/02
Hughes Wins Silver
Clara Hughes has followed up last week's gold medal in the 3000m event at the second round of the longtrack speedskating World Cup, with a silver medal in the 5000m event at the third round, held in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Hughes recorded a time of 7:04.35, behind Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein (Germany) with 7:02.91. Other Canadian results include Kristina Groves in 7th (7:15.83), Cindy Klassen 11th (7:18.29) and Tara Risling in 20th Currently, Hughes is second overall in the 3000m/5000m World Cup standings, with 290 points to Pechstein's 320. Klassen is third in the standings, with 199 points.
'Cross World Cup #1 - Frankfurt, Germany
Men - 27.33 km
1 Bart Wellens (Bel) 1:02:07
2 Mario de Clerqc (Bel) at 0:13
3 Sven Nijs (Bel) s.t.
4 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) 0:17
5 Erwin Vervecken (Bel) 0:54
6 Jiri Posipil (Cze) 1:01
Women - 14 km
1 Daphny van den Brand (Ned) 38:01
2 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) at 0:37
3 Laurence Leboucher (Fra) 0:54
4 Hilde Quintens (Bel) 1:28
Happy Birthday To...
Josh Hall, yesterday.
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