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Third time lucky, Colombian speedskater Diego Martinez takes silver at Lausanne 2020

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Location: St Moritz Speedskating Oval, Switzerland

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It was third time lucky for Colombian speed skater Diego Amaya Martinez on the St Moritz ice on Thursday, when he won the silver medal in the Men’s Mass Start final, his last event of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. 

Picked out as one to watch ahead of the Games, Martinez finished an agonising fourth in both of his previous events – the 500 metres and the 1500 metres – the former by just 0.38 seconds. 

Those disappointments left him all the more determined to take full advantage of his final chance to grasp Olympic glory. 

The mass start itself is a fairly new event, making its Olympic debut at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. 

In St Moritz, 15 skaters started both of the 10-lap semi-finals, with extra points awarded for the intermediate sprints on the fourth and seventh laps and the fastest eight skaters in each of the two heats progressing to the final. 

The final itself still had the two sprint laps, but the medals were decided simply by who crossed the line first at the end of the race.

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