Here in the Richmond Oval for the Men's Final Speed Skating 1500m
Simon Kuipers of the Netherlands has taken the lead with a time of 1:46:76 putting Hansen the American in 3rd place iwth time of 1:48:45
the Dutch fans are a riot - they bring their own band to speed skating. they are now playing Sweet Caroline. there is a sea of organge throughout the Oval competing with the red of Canada.
Coming up are three American skaters - Trevor Mariscano, Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick.
N Larsen now of Norway just put up a time of 1:46:77 - off the top mark by .01 of a second. ouch.
he is now number two pushing Hansen of USA to 4.
The Russian - Lalenkov - coming in at 1:47:06 - good for third place.
Now Mariscano of the USA is up - at the first split he is +.68 off the top time.
Mo Tae bun of Korea posts 1:46:47 - new number 1
now up - chad Hedrick
Mariscano falls to 7th place.
D. Morrison gave a great effort from Canada but fell short at the end and is now in forth.
Russian Ivan Skobrev takes first place with a time of
3 more pairs..
WOW - pair 17 yielded a new number and number 2 -
1:45:57 from Tuitert ofNED and Bokko of Norway in numer 2
Chad Hedrick - number 5
now final pair....
SHANI DAVIS WINS SILVER
NED BOKKO 1:45:57
USA DAVIS 1:46:10
NOR BOKKO 1:46:13
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