RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Christine Nesbitt won Canada's
first speedskating gold medal, capturing the women's 1,000 meters
by a mere two-hundredths of a second.
Nesbitt was more than a half-second off the pace with one lap to
go, but really turned on the speed in the last 400 meters to
win in 1 minute, 16.56 seconds.
Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands made up for a fall in the
500, taking silver in 1:16.58.
The bronze also went to the Dutch, claimed by Laurine van Riessen in 1:16.72.