March 18, 2016
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No rest for the winners
"I learned at the Olympics what it's all about, and that's probably makes me want to go (back) the most," said the travel-weary silver medallist.
Catriona tests her medal
They were getting, well, banged up.
"There are chips on it, from me walking and them knocking against each other," reported Canada's Queen of Speed.
Canada right on track
It gave Canada nine of its 15 medals. If it had been a nation on its own, the speed skating team would have beaten 61 of the 72 countries here.
And the strength was in both long-track and short-track speed skating.
Bright future for Canada
For years, the Winnipeg native was has been Canada's best -- and pretty much only -- long-track speed skater of note. But with the emergence of Saskatoon's Catriona Le May Doan and young men's stars like Kevin Overland of Kitchener, Ont., and Jeremy Wotherspoon of Red Deer, Alta., Auch says she can finish her Olympic career without concern for the team's future.
Pechstein sets world recordNAGANO, Japan (AP) -- Claudia Pechstein watched teammate Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann become the first woman speedskater to break 7 minutes in the 5,000, then went out and did even better.
Pechstein finished in 6:59.61 Friday to beat Niemann-Stirnemann by four-hundredths of a second and win the gold.
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