Illustration photo – Speed skater Martina Sáblíková.
Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland) – Speed skater Martina Sáblíková will start today in the World Cup finals in Tomaszów Mazowiecki in the 3000 meters race, in which she will try to build on her second place from last week . The 35-year-old Czech representative will compete in the sixth heat in a pair with Joy Beune from the Netherlands. The three-kilometer track will be raced in Poland from 18:19.
Just like a week ago, reigning Olympic champion Irene Schouten from the Netherlands will be absent from Tomaszów Mazowiecki, who is preparing for the WC at home. Although the Dutch sent a stronger representation to the World Cup finals than a week ago for the penultimate part of the series, Sáblíkova lost one significant opponent. Marijke Groenewoud, who finished third, also returned home to train for the peak of the season.
Three-time Olympic champion Sáblíková will also compete in the SP final on Saturday on the 1,500-meter track, where she triumphed in the B division the previous weekend.