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Jamie Gregg Wins in Berlin
Morrison Leads Team Canada to Second Place Finish
The Canadian team consisting of Morrison, Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux, crossed the line in 3:41.85 behind the US team who finished first with a time of 3:41.72. This narrow margin proves that Morrison and team are in great shape and competing well this year.
Congratulations on the silver medal finish!
Morrison & Gregg Skate to Silver
Wearing Kore G12, Denny Morrison added another medal to his collection at the Moscow World Cup, taking second in the men’s 1000m with a time of 1:09.57. Combined with his 1500m silver medal from earlier in the competition, things are looking up this season for the Canadian.
Bart Schouten said of Morrison:
“We have a really good race plan for him, and it really seems to work. He’s getting better technically and stronger every week; he’s really on the right track – the coaches are very pleased with his progress. He’s working very cleverly – he brings a lot of good analytical qualities as a skater.”
And let’s not forget Jamie Gregg, who also grabbed a silver medal in the 500m, his first of the 2010-2011 World Cup season. Gregg, wearing Hard Kore G12 crossed the finish line with a time of 35.23, only .08 seconds behind first place finisher, Pekka Koskela.
Following the race Gregg explained:
“I’m happy that I was able to keep my focus and do the best that I can. I ended up with a pretty fast time.”
For a full report visit Speed Skating Canada.
Speed Skater Denny Morrison Helps Take Gold in Men’s Team Pursuit
Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison, wearing Kore, Black, G12 lens and fellow Canadian long track speed skaters defeated the U.S. team to win the men’s team pursuit gold medal at the Richmond Olympic Oval in the final days of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
From Denny Morrison’s website:
‘Before the Olympics there were high expectations for the men’s long track team, especially for the 24-year-old Morrison. But he failed to reach the podium in the 5,000 and 1,000 meters as well as his specialty, the 1,500, in which he used to be the world record holder. There he finished ninth. Although there were reports he was upset with the coaches and the sport bureaucracy, Morrison said it was all on him and used the media reports as motivation.
“It’s a roller-coaster of emotions,” said Morrison of the last 10 days. “I like the conclusion the best. It’s like a story with a good ending, with turmoil in between.
“It’s cool to be able to come together after no medals for any of the men’s team. To win gold as a team, there’s no better way to finish off the Olympics for us.”
In the final, Canada quickly took the lead in the eight-lap race and by the end of the second lap was nearly three-quarters of a second ahead of the Americans. Twice when the U.S. closed the gap, the Canadians reestablished themselves, finally winning by just .21 of a second.’
Winter Olympics Countdown: Canadian Speed Skaters
Also competing in the Winter Games for Kaenon are three Canadian speed skaters; silver medalist and decorated sprinter Jeremy Wotherspoon, Kore, C50 lens, and first-time Olympic hopefuls Lucas Makowsky and Jamie Gregg. Watch for all three of them gunning for gold in their home country next month. Check your local NBC listings for event scheduling and air times.
Speed Skating World Championships
ISU SINGLE DISTANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Richmond, BC, Canada
Denny Morrison of Canada continues to skate well by taking a Silver and Bronze in the 1000 and 1500, respectively, in Kore Large G12.
Denny taking silver in the 1000m wearing Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses, above, and podium, below, on left.
Julia Leads the Way at St. Moritz
Julia Mancuso is Top American at St. Moritz World Cup
Donâ€™t call it a comeback! US Ski Team member and Kaenon Polarized skier, Julia Mancuso (Leila, Calais, and Eden) led the womenâ€™s U.S. Ski Team this past weekend in the womenâ€™s FIS World Cup Super G in St. Moritz, Switzerland finishing 13th overall â€“ her best result in the speed events this season. This strong finish indicates a comeback of sorts for Julia, who missed crucial time on snow this summer due to hip and back injuries. Nonetheless, Julia charged the challenging course that had been shortened because of fog, laying down a solid line through the tough section to maintain her speed at the bottom. “This is another good step in her little comeback of sorts,” said Women’s Alpine Head Coach Jim Tracy. “Julia took advantage of an early start number when the track was possibly a little bit smoother, she executed her line really well and charged it.” To get the latest updates on Juliaâ€™s progress, visit Juliaâ€™s blog at
The best Speed skaters in the world took to the ice this month in Berlin. Look for Canadians Jeremy Wotherspoon, wearing Kaenon PolarizedÂ Kore C50 sunglasses,Â and Denny Morrison (Kore G12) to skate hard in defense of their World Cup Championships and record-setting season last year. On the slopes, American Julia Mancuso (Leila, Calais, Eden) rejoins the powerful U.S. squad led by last seasonâ€™s overall champions Bode Miller and Lindsay Vonn plus Mancusoâ€™s 8 podium finishes.
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