Kuipers wins gold at skating championships

19th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Ice skater Simon Kuipers has won a bronze medal at the world sprint championships in Moscow.

AMSTERDAM—In the final race of the championships, the men's 1,000 metres, Kuipers came in fourth, but moved up in the overall rankings due to a fall by South Korean Kyou-hyuk Lee. US skater Shani Davis won the world title, while Japanese Keiichiro Nagashima came in second.

Chinese Beixing Wang won the women's world sprint title with German Jenny Wolf and Chinese Ying Yu winning the silver and bronze medals. Dutch skater Margot Boer came in fourth.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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