The women’s team race was the last point of the program on the second day. Polish women (3.04.59) starting in the squad Karolina Bosiek, Magdalena Czyszczoń and Natalia Jabrzyk The Germans were their rivals on the track next to them, beating them by almost four seconds. The competition was won by the Japanese (2:58.03), who, like the Canadians, achieved a result of less than three minutes.
Among men, a trio Marcin Bachanek, Artur Janicki and Szymon Palka in the team race he was classified second (3.49.07) in group B. The White and Reds lost to the Chinese by exactly one second. All teams competing in group A went faster, and the competition was won by Norway (3:40.83).
Speed skating. Polish women just behind the podium, Andżelika Wójcik close to the leaders
Polish record holder in 500 m Andżelika Wójcik She ran twelfth in the competition (38.73). The day before, our competitor competed in group B, in which she took third place. Last season, she struggled with health problems. Bosiek was classified five positions lower (38.86). On the other hand Martyna Baran (39.04) won this distance in group B, a Iga Wojtasik was 14th – 39.62. The competition was won by the fastest Dutchwoman this season Femke Kok (37.89).
Three Polish women competed in the 1500 m. Bosiek placed at the end of group A and ultimately took 17th place (2.00.73). In group B, Jabrzyk was 11th – 2:02.92, and Czyszczoń, which specializes in long runs, was 15th – 2:04.41. The fastest distance was covered by a five-time Olympic medalist from Japan Miho Takagi (1.54,54).
On Saturday, only one Polish representative took part in the men’s individual competitions. Bachanek was 18th in group B in the 1500 m (1:49.82). The home team’s player turned out to be the fastest player Masaya Yamada (1:45.57), who added 60 points to his account.
The competition will end on Sunday. Next weekend, the panning players will compete in Beijing.