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Kuipers, Groothuis qualify again for Vancouver

Kuipers, Groothuis qualify again for Vancouver

Simon Kuipers and Stefan Groothuis have both qualified for the 1,500-meters speedskating event at the Vancouver Olympics by coming first and second at the Dutch trials.
Kuipers booked his third berth for Vancouver after also qualifying for the 500 and 1,000. Groothuis has also qualified for the 1,000.
Kuipers finished the 1,500 in 1 minute, 45.39 seconds Tuesday, 0.33 seconds ahead of Groothuis. Mark Tuitert was third and also qualified to skate the 1,500 at the Feb. 12-28 Winter Olympics.
In the women's 500-meters, Annette Gerritsen and Margot Boer finished first and second over two races at Thialf Ice Stadium to both qualify for Vancouver.
Gerritsen qualified earlier this week for the 1,500.


Updated : 2021-06-22 23:09 GMT+08:00