Speed skater Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong finished second in the 1500 meters at the World Cup competitions in Polish Tomaszów Mazowiecki. The Dutch champion of Jumbo-Visma at this distance came to 1.57.39. Ragne Wiklund from Norway won in 1:56.45.
Rijpma-De Jong was beaten in a direct duel by Wiklund. The Frisian remained in ninth place in the 3000 meters on Friday. With 4.12.30 she had to give in almost 10 seconds to winner Wiklund.
The Japanese Miho Takagi also could not match Wiklund’s time in the 1500 meters. She finished third with 1:57.59. Takagi did win the World Cup standings in the 1500 meters. She stayed ahead of Wiklund and Rijpma-De Jong. Marijke Groenewoud, who was the best on the Polish track last week, was missing and therefore dropped from second to seventh place in the standings.
Joy Beune came in the last stage against Ivanie Blondin from Canada to 1.57.62, the fourth fastest time. Reina Anema drove 1.59.36 and finished ninth.
Elisa Dul was fastest in the B group earlier in the day. She was ahead of compatriot Myrthe de Boer with 2:00.58. He came second with 2:02.05.
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