Speed ​​skating – ice runner takes fifth place at the World Championships – Reinen XI – Sport

Heerenveen (dpa) – German runners just missed out on a medal at the start of the World Speed ​​Skating Championships in Heerenveen, the Netherlands.

The trio of Niklas Kurzmann (Berlin), Hendrik Dombek (Munich) and Moritz Klein (Erfurt) finished fifth in the team race with a time of 1:21.01 minutes and lost the bronze by 1.21 seconds. Canada won the title with a time of 1:19.26 minutes over the Netherlands (1:19.67) and Norway (1:19.80).

Felix Rejnen had previously finished 11th over 5000 metres. The Olympic 13th from Frankfurt/Main was 16.71 seconds behind Dutch winner Patrick Roest in his World Championship debut with a time of 6:25.65 minutes. Obviously, Olympic silver medalist Davide Giotto (6:11.12) fell to second place with a time of 6:08.94 minutes. Bart Swings of Belgium won the bronze medal with a time of 6:13.06 minutes.

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Michele Aurig of Berlin finished 19th in the women’s 3000 meters in 4:19.15 minutes. Ran Weklund of Norway became the world champion with a time of 3:56.86 minutes, ahead of Olympic favorite Irene Schouten of the Netherlands (6:57.40). The bronze went to 35-year-old Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic, with a time of 3:58.35 minutes.

Canada won the women’s team race with a time of 1:26.29 seconds, ahead of the United States (1:26.58) and China (1:27.86). The German trio Katja Franzen, Anna Ostlender (Inzel) and Leah Sophie Schultz (Berlin) finished seventh and last, with a time of 1:31.56 minutes.

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