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Records broken at World Cup Speedskating Championship 2015

A new world records has been set up at the speedskating World Cup stop in Calgary, Canada, on Sunday by the Russia’s Pavel Kulizhnikov and American Brittany Bowe capturing the men’s 500 metres and women’s 1,500 metres respectively.


The 21-year-old Kulizhnikov has beaten up the previous record in speedskating of 34.03 set by Jeremy Wotherspoon of Canada in 2007 by clocking at 34.00 seconds, Xinhua reported.

He is a Russian speedskating champion. Earlier, he has won the men’s 500 metres event at the 2015 World Single Distance Championships as well as the 2015 World Sprint Championships becoming the 2nd Russian after 18 years to win in sprint since Sergey Klevchenya.

Bowe The 27year old Bowe, from Ocala,Florida, finished one minute,51.59 seconds to break the previous record of 1:51.79 set by Canada’s Cindy Klassen in 2005 in Salt Lake city to win the 1,500m speedskating race. She is an American speedskating champion and former inline skater and basketball player. She holds eight gold, one silver, and two bronze medals from the world inline speedskating championships.

On Saturday, Bowe broke her own world mark in the 1,000 metres, but her team-mate Heather Bergsma topped her in the next pairing.

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