A day after the men, the German speed skating sprinters also set a German record.
Katja Franzen, Lea-Sophie Scholz and Michelle Urig run a team sprint of 1:29.31 at the World Cup in Calgary, Canada.
In this way, all three improved the old record of 1:32.29 minutes by almost three seconds. In eighth place, the sprinters were 3.6 seconds behind the winner. United States of america,
The day before, at the World Cup debut at the Olympic Oval, Niklas Kurzmann, Hendrik Dombeck and Moritz Klein set the German record in the team sprint in 1:19.96 minutes.
Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen was faster over 10,000m – but the 2018 Olympic champion didn’t win the World Cup. The 36-year-old improved the track record by more than seven seconds in 12:33.75 minutes but took part in a really weak B group. There, Bloemen was more than eleven seconds faster than Italian Davide Ghiotto, who claimed World Cup victory in Group A in 12:45.10 minutes ahead of favorite Olympic silver medalist Patrick Roost (12:51.50) of the Netherlands.
Despite a personal best over 10,000 metres, long-distance specialist Felix Rijnen missed out on the top spot. The 32-year-old clocked 13:17.01 to finish eleventh on the longest route in the World Cup. However, the fastest German was Felix Melly. The Erfurt player also clocked 13:14.47 minutes, his personal best in Group B.