Vemke Kwok is the first Dutch woman to win the 500m World Cup gold medal, Jutta Leerdam wins the bronze medal | sports
World Cup distancesWimke Kok is the first Dutch skier to win the world title in the 500 metres. The Frisian was very fast for Austria’s Vanessa Herzog (37.33) and compatriot Jutta Leerdam (37.54) at the World Distance Championships in Thielf with 37.28.
This is the first time that Cook (22) has reached the podium this season. In the World Cup competitions, fourth place was the best result this season. Cook won the silver medal in the 500m at the 2021 World Championships behind the absent Russian Angelina Golikova.
Cook opened with a fast 10.35 on her flight against Kurumi Inagawa of Japan. She kept this speed well and was well ahead of her opponent. Only Herzog was a little faster a lap.
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For Erdam, this is the first ever World Cup medal in the 500 metres. She defeated South Korea’s Kim Min-sun on her ride, who won five of the six World Cup races. After a strong final piece, Leerdam was slightly faster, but nowhere near Cook’s time. Michelle de Jong set 37.86 in the final round. With that, Cook’s teammate finished seventh.
Cook stated afterwards that “the whole season went very poorly”. “It’s great that it’s being brought up now.”
Results of the women’s 500 meters
In men’s there was no size on Jordan Stolz. On paper he’s still young, the American sensation, but he’s also preoccupied with the odd wintering of seniors. In the 500m he was three tenths faster than the rest of the field at 34.10. Meiren Chipperkamp was the first Dutchman to finish fifth.
Hein Otterspeer was the first Dutch skier to take action on the sixth stage against Nil Llop Izquierdo of Spain. His time of 34.79 was good for sixth place. Day Day Ntap was a bit slower on the next stage against Italy’s David Bossa. With 34.87 he was seventh.
Results Men’s 500 metres
Calendar (each event can be clicked to get results)
(Medium) World Cup standings for the 2022-2023 season
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