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Heather Richardson wins speedskating sprint double

Heather Richardson won the speedskating World Cup 1,500 and 500 meter races Sunday in Heerenveen, Netherlands, to add to her victory a day earlier in the 1,000. Richardson’s American teammate Brittany Bowe was second in both events, just as she was second in Saturday’s 1,000. Marrit Leenstra of the Netherlands was third in the 1,500 and Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea was third in the 500. Richardson won the 1,500 in 1 minute, 53.87 seconds, impressing Ireen Wust, who finished fourth. “That is extremely fast,” the Dutch skater said. Jan Szymanski of Poland won the men’s 1,500 in 1:45.92. American veteran Shani Davis was third. – Associated Press

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