December 03, 2016

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) Canada's Vincent de Haitre won the men's 1,000 meters at the Kazakh round of the speedskating World Cup on Saturday, forcing world champion Pavel Kulizhnikov of Russia to settle for second place.

De Haitre won in 1 minute, 8.90 seconds, 0.09 ahead of Kulizhnikov.

Takuro Oda of Japan was third, 0.16 behind De Haitre.

In the men's 500, Dutch skater Daidai Ntab won in 34.52, just 0.05 seconds ahead of Ruslan Murashov of Russia. Kulizhnikov was 0.04 seconds further back.

Japan's Miho Takagi won the women's 1,000 ahead of Dutch skaters Jorien ter Mors, 0.11 seconds off Takagi's pace, and Marrit Leenstra, who was 0.57 seconds behind.

Japan also claimed victory in both the men's and women's team pursuits.

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