American sensational Jordan Stolz keeps Thomas Kroll from the 1,000-meter world title | sports
Kjeld Nuis, world champion in the 1000m in 2017, just missed out on the podium by finishing fourth (1:08.10). The bronze medal went to surprising Briton Cornelius Kersten (1:08.02). Hein Otterspeer finished sixth (1:08.31).
This is the second world title for Stolz, who was also the best in the 500m on Friday. The American was also the best in the World Cup in the 1000 meters twice this year.
Kroll was the first to dip below 1.08. With a 1.07.78, the reigning Olympic champion was two trips faster. In the final stage, Stolz was much faster than Otterspeer in the opening and had a good cross behind Otterspeer on the first lap.
After that, the American just got out. In the end he was 0.67 seconds faster than Kroll. Otterspeer hung in 1:08.31.
Noyce was the first Dutchman to take action on stage six against Belgium’s Matthias Fosti. With a time of 1:08.10, the 2018 Olympic champion stayed just above Kersten’s fastest time to date (1:08.02).
For Kroll, it was his second World Cup medal in the kilometer. In 2019 he also won the silver medal. In the past two editions of the World Distance Championships, Kroll was disqualified in the 1000 metres. This season, Kroll has finished off the podium only once per kilometer in the World Cup.
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