SOCHI, March 23 (R-Sport) – Speedskater Olga Fatkulina won a second gold for Russia at the World Single Distance Championships in Sochi on Saturday, storming to the 1,000 meters gold.
The 23 year old clocked 1:15.44 minutes at the Adler Arena to deny Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust a third gold of the event.
Wust added silver to her 1,500 and 3,000 meters titles, finishing 0.27 seconds back. Brittany Bowe of the United States took the bronze a further 0.16 seconds adrift.
Denis Yuskov won Russia's first gold in the men's 1,000 meters on Thursday. Saturday will also see the men’s 10,000 meters and the women’s 5,000m event.
The championships are the first international test event for the Adler Arena in the center of the Sochi Olympic Park ahead of next year's Winter Games.
The 8,000-seater venue will share the Olympic speedskating events with the adjacent Iceberg Skating Palace.
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