Kazakhstani speed skaters claim historic bronze in Quebec

Speed skating
Photo credit: akimat of Karaganda region

Kazakhstan’s speed skating team grabbed historic bronze in the Team Sprint Women Division A event at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Quebec, Canada, Kazinform News Agency reports.

One of the most experienced speed skaters in Kazakhstan Yekaterina Aydova, two-time junior world champion Alina Dauranova and medalist of the junior world championship Inessa Shumekova captured the first-ever medal for Kazakhstan in Team Sprint.

Speed skating
Photo credit: akimat of Karaganda region

The Kazakh squad clocked the distance in 1:29.16 collecting bronze. Gold went to the team of the Netherlands. Poland was 0.70 behind the Dutch speed skaters in second, settling for silver.

Speed skating
Photo credit: akimat of Karaganda region

 

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