Gunda Niemann of Germany set a world record by winning the all-around 1997 World Speedskating Championship with the best score ever recorded.
Dutchman Ids Postma took the men’s title in his second big victory this year.
For 30-year-old Niemann, it was her sixth all-round world championship, more than any skater has won.
Niemann won with a score of 165.708 points, better than her 1994 record of 167.282.
In the men’s division, Postma, 23, the European all-around champion, won the world championship with a score of 157.906 points.
Finishing fourth with 158.739 was K.C. Boutiette, 26, of Tacoma.
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