Bronze helps Nesbitt to title

Fri, 04 Mar 17:12:00 2011

Olympic gold medallist Christine Nesbitt bagged a third-place finish in the 1500m at the ISU World Cup in Heerenveen, helping herself to the overall speed skating World Cup title in the process.

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Canadian Nesbitt - who claimed 1000m gold in Vancouver last year - has been the model of consistency in the 1500m  all season, never appearing off the podium.

And while the 25-year-old didn’t add to her four wins in Holland, her third place was easily enough to hand her the overall title.

Dutch ace Ireen Wust gave the home crowd something to celebrate by taking the victory on the day which was enough to secure her third place in the World Cup standings.

Fellow Holland skater Marrit Leenstra took second on the day and overall but while the Dutch had plenty to shout about it was Nesbitt who had the last laugh.

Elsewhere, in the men’s 5000m, there was more home joy with Dutch ace Jan Blokhuijsen taking gold while in the 500m Korean Lee Kang-Seok topped the podium.

More Than The Games / Eurosport

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