Frankfurt speed skater Felix Rijnsen barely missed a top ten finish at the World Cup over 5,000 meters in Canada.
Felix Rijnen just missed a top ten finish over 5,000 meters at the Speed Skating World Cup in Calgary, Canada. The long-distance specialist from Frankfurt ran 6:23.68 minutes at the Olympic Oval on Saturday to finish twelfth, missing the top ten by less than two seconds.
The 32-year-old achieved his best result of the season with a ninth-place finish at the first World Cup in Stavanger, Norway. The winner in Calgary was Patrick Roost of the Netherlands, who ran 6:05.60 minutes behind his compatriot Beau Snellink, who ran 6:09.58 minutes in second place at the Olympics.
Women’s team is seventh
The fastest German over 5,000 meters was Felix Mally. The Erfurt man clocked 6:22.59 in the weak B group on Sunday night. His clubmate Manuel Gras increased his personal best to 6:30.54 minutes.
The women’s trio achieved the best placement for the German Speed Skating and Short Track Association (DESG) in the third World Cup of the season in the team pursuit. Lee-Sophie Scholz, Michelle Uhrig (both Berlin) and Josie Hoffmann (Erfurt) finished seventh in 3:04.23. Canada was the winner in 2:54.49 minutes.
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