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On 07 December 2013 at 11:12 | updated 07 April 2014 at 11:33

Long track World Cup: Joey Mantia (USA) wins for first time on ice


Long track World Cup: Joey Mantia (USA) wins for first time on ice


The fourth Essent ISU World Cup of this season and the last one before the Olympic Games started today in Berlin.

The Men's 1500m had a surprise winner, who had never finished in the top 10 before but had won last week's B-division. Starting in pair four, former inline skating world champion Joey Mantia (USA) started in 23.84, had laps of 26.2, 27.1 and 28.5 to post a time of 1:45.80. Only Zbigniew Bródka (POL) could come close, with a similarly constructed race he reached 1:45.83. The podium was completed by Dmitry Yuskov (RUS), who overtook his pair mate Shani Davis (USA) in a 28.2 last lap, to finish in 1:46.14.

Joey Mantia

"I had many ups and downs on ice. I did not have the control I used to have on inlines. It was frustrating. I guess I am better on slow ice when the speed in the turns is lower."

More information: ISU Web Site



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