World Cup Ends with Wild Relays;
Ohno Takes 1000m Gold
American Apolo Anton Ohno gave the U.S. crowd something to cheer about Sunday (Nov. 15) in the final day of the World Cup short track speedskating competition at the Berry Events Center on Northern Michigan University’s campus. Ohno captured gold in the men’s 1,000 meters and he helped his team take silver in the 5,000-meter relay. In the women’s 1,000-meter final, China’s Meng Wang skated to gold followed by American Katherine Reutter in second. The women’s 3,000-meter relay required a photo finish to determine the winner. In the end, China came out on top with a time with Korea in second and Canada in third. The Canadian men's team captured gold in the 5,000-meter relay. Korea took the bronze medal.
Hat of the Skaters
The limited-edition World Cup Stormy Kromer cap, which the short track speedskaters will be wearing during the Nov. 12-15 World Cup in Marquette, is now available to the public for just $34. Wear what the skaters wear!
Members of Marquette's 8-18 Media Program interviewed the skaters who participated in the ISU World Cup held at the Berry Events Center and asked them why they like speedskating. Athlete responses (mp3)