The Olympic bronze medalist and vice world champion of the 5000m is surpassed, improving the Italian record by over 4″. For Italy it is the first success ever in speed skating
Historian Davide Ghiotto, for the first time in history a blue triumphs at the speed skating World Championships! The 29-year-old from Vicenza, already an Olympic bronze medalist in Beijing and a world silver medalist in the 5000m event on 2 March, won gold in the 10,000m event at the World Championships in Heerenveen, Holland. The blue raced in the best race of his career, improving his own personal best (as well as the Italian record) by almost four seconds, finishing in 12’41″35. The Dutchman Jorrit Bergsma, silver, finished more than 14 seconds behind. “Never, before today, has Italy obtained a world title in the long-distance World Championships, now in their 22nd edition. For the blue speed-skating it is the fourth victory in a so-called “Major Event”.
In the past, the triumphs of Roberto Sighel (World All-around 1992) and the two Olympic gold medals of Turin 2006 (Enrico Fabris in the 1500 meters and the men’s pursuit team, made up of Fabris himself, Matteo Anesi and Ippolito Sanfratello, as well as Stefano Donagrandi , engaged in battery)”.
March 5 – 17:26
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