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Sunday, November 23, 1997
American sets record at World Cup
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- American Chris Witty set a world record in the 1,000 meters Sunday at the World Cup long track speed skating championships.
Witty soared to a finish of 1:15.43 to break Canadian Catriona LeMay Doan's record set Saturday. LeMay Doan finished second, .28 seconds behind Witty. Germany's Franziska Schenk came in third.
LeMay Doan, who set two world records Saturday, won another gold medal and a silver Sunday.
Lemay Doan equaled her world record of 37.90 in the 500 meters for gold. Germany's Sabine Volker finished second and Witty third.
In the men's competition, South Korea's Kyu-Kyuk Leeset a world record in the 1,000 meters, finishing in 1:10.42. The previous record of 1:10.63 was held by Jan Bos of the Netherlands and Manabu Horii of Japan, who finished second and third respectively.
Canadian Jeremy Wotherspoon won the 500 meters, beating out Japanese teammates Yasunori Miyabe and Manabu Horii.