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Olympic action returns to world famous St Moritz as Netherlands and Japan win speed skating Gold medals at Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020

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Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Olympic sport returned to the historic Alpine resort of St Moritz with Speed Skating races on its frozen lake for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Lausanne 2020.

The day ended with supporters of the Dutch and Japanese teams both celebrating gold for the first time at these Games.

Isabel Grevet of the Netherlands won gold in the Women’s 500m Speed Skating, posting a time of 40.57 seconds.

The 17-year old from Petten anxiously watched the final two races in the time-trial format before being able to celebrate her victory.

Her nearest rival Jingyi Wang  finished half a second slower, settling for the silver medal. Bronze was won by Japan’s Yukino Yoshida.

Japan’s Yudai Yamamoto was a relatively comfortable winner of the Men’s 500m Speed Skating. 

The 17-year-old from Hokkaido won in 36.42 seconds, almost two tenths of a second ahead of the silver medallist, Spain’s Nil Llop Izquierdo. China’s Zhiwen Xue won bronze. 

The 500 metre Speed Skating races on Sunday (January 12th) opened competition for Lausanne 2020 being staged in the Alpine resort of St Moritz, twice host for Winter Olympic Games. 

Along with Speed Skating on the frozen lake at St Moritz, Bobsleigh, Skeleton and luge will be held on the historic Cresta Run, the oldest and only natural tobogganing track in the world.

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