The Week That Was 11/09 – 11/15
MPC – Erin Jackson Controversy At Worlds
There is a huge controversy surrounding the 1000M senior ladies race, after American Erin Jackson easily defeated all the competition to get the gold, unfortunately she was unfairly disqualified about 5 minutes later, supposedly by pushing a Korean girl into the ground.
stuff.co.nz – Kiwi speedskater claims fourth world title
Kapiti speedskater Peter Michael is on top of the world again.
Michael won the 15,000m elimination race in Rosario, Argentina.
It was the 25-year-old’s fourth consecutive world championship title, which lifts him into an exclusive group of elite New Zealand’s sportspeople who have managed that feat.
Cambridge Times – Speed skater pitches long-track oval
Morrison also wanted to dispel any idea the oval is just for Cambridge skaters. With the closest outdoor oval being in Ottawa – which is in use for about two months in the winter and still brings in thousands of users – he can see people from the surrounding areas using one in Cambridge.
He has already been told by the Toronto Inline Skating Club to keep them in mind for a place to train or hold competitions in the summer when the ice is out.