February 12, 2016

KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands beat U.S. speedskaters Heather Richardson-Bergsma and Brittany Bowe to women's 1,000-meter gold at the world single distance championships on Friday.

Ter Mors won her first career world championship in 1 minute, 14.73 seconds, 0.21 ahead of Richardson-Bergsma.

World record-holder and reigning champion Bowe took the bronze, a further 0.07 seconds back, as the U.S. won its only medals of the championships so far.

A day after winning the 3,000, Czech skater Martina Sablikova won her second gold of the championships in the 5,000. Sablikova's time of 6:51.09 was a full 3.87 seconds ahead of Carien Kleibeuker of the Netherlands, with another Dutch skater, Irene Schouten, in third, 4.84 seconds off the pace.

Russian Denis Yuskov won the men's 1,500 in 1:44.13 to cheers from the home crowd, beating Dutch skaters Kjeld Nuis and Thomas Krol.

Yuskov also won the 1,500 at the 2013 and 2015 championships, though he missed the podium at the 2014 Olympics.

Nuis was 1.53 seconds behind Yuskov, with Krol 0.09 seconds off the silver.

The men's 6,000m team pursuit brought the third Dutch gold of the championships in 3:40.03, 1.23 seconds ahead of silver medalist Norway and 3.25 seconds ahead of bronze-winning Canada. Fourth-placed Italy missed out on a medal by one hundredth of a second.

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