Many 2016 Silver Medalists to Return in Ladies’ Events

Allround winner in the World Junior Speed skating Championships 2016 in ladies, Elizaveta Kazelina ruled 1000 m, 1500 m and 3000 m. On 1000 m, Daria Kachanova from Russia won the silver medal and Mei Han from China won the bronze medal. Both of them will continue in the junior level next season. Their top competitors are Ji Woo Park from Korea (4th on 1000 m), Béatrice Lamarche from Canada (5th on 1000 m) and Nan Sun from China (6th on 1000 m).

On 1500 m, Esther Kiel from the Netherlands took the silver medal and Lamarche took the bronze medal. Only Lamarche will continue in the junior level the coming season. Her top competitors on 1500 m are Han from China (4th on 1500 m) and Park from Korea (5th on 1500 m). On 3000 m Park took the silver medal and Kiel the bronze medal. The coming season, Park’s top competitors are the Chinese Han (6th on 3000 m) and Dutch Sanne In ‘t Hof (7th on 3000 m).

CHANGCHUN, CHINA - MARCH 12: Daria Kachanova of Russia competes in the Ladies 1000m on day one of the ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 at the Jilin Speed Skating OVAL on March 12, 2016 in Changchun, China. (Photo by Xiaolu Chu - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

CHANGCHUN, CHINA – MARCH 12: Daria Kachanova of Russia competes in the Ladies 1000m on day one of the ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 (Photo by Xiaolu Chu – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

On 500 m, Kachanova was the fastest, Min-Jo Kim from Korea the second fastest and Kazelina was third. Both Kachanova and Kim will continue in the junior level next season. Their top competitors are Chinese: Mei Han (4th on 500 m), Xue Lin (5th on 500 m) and Nan Sun (7th on 500 m)

The mass start winner was Ayano Sato from Japan. Esther Kiel became second and Béatrice Lamarche third. Sato and Kiel will no longer be juniors next season. Therefore, Lamarche will have as top competitors Pia-Marie Powik from Germany (6th in mass start) and Mei Han from China (7th in mass start).

 

Results

World Junior Speed Skating Championships

Changchun, China

11th-13th March 2016

Ladies, 1000m

1 Elizaveta Kazelina RUS 1:18.30

2 Daria Kachanova RUS 1:19.25

3 Mei Han CHN 1:19.55

Ladies, 1500m

1 Elizaveta Kazelina RUS 2:00.68

2 Esther Kiel NED 2:02.24

3 Béatrice Lamarche CAN 2:02.48

Ladies, 3000m

1 Elizaveta Kazelina RUS 4:15.90

2 Ji Woo Park KOR 4:16.54

3 Esther Kiel NED 4:16.57

Ladies, 500m

1 Daria Kachanova RUS 39.09

2 Min-Jo Kim KOR 39.55

3 Elizaveta Kazelina RUS 39.79

Ladies, Mass start

1 Ayano Sato JPN

2 Esther Kiel NED

3 Béatrice Lamarche CAN

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