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It also quashed a celebration in the Netherlands, where speedskating is as popular as the NFL is in America.
Netherlands' Kramer DQ'd for improper lane switch; Lee wins gold
Host country Canada, helped by two golds in short track speedskating, is putting on a strong finish, standing in third place with 21.
And standing atop that podium for the women's 5,000 meters in speedskating was a 22-year-old dynamo from the Czech Republic who also seems destined to be a history-maker.
"Taylor was really hoping to have a good result here, but you never know who was coming and what form they'd have, and it's a long way to travel," Carpenter-Phinney, who also was an Olympian in speedskating before she became serious about cycling, said after the race.
Hedrick's gold in speedskating's 5,000m long-track event ... from the risotto to the pizza to the wine ...
TORINO Though Charles Ryan Leveille beat one competitor in speedskating's longest race Friday at the Winter Olympics, it was an amazing finish to a far longer journey.
This time around, there will be new events in speedskating, snowboard and biathlon.
Before the Games started, Hedrick was touted as the skater who could duplicate the feats of the legendary Eric Heiden, who won five gold medals in speedskating at the 1980 Games in Lake Placid.
USATODAY.com - Hedrick on 1,500 and 10,000: 'Those are my two races'
Pechstein, 34, ran her career medal total to nine, the most in speedskating by any man or woman.
USATODAY.com - Hughes wins 5,000; teammate Klassen takes fifth medal
But, after hedging throughout the Games on whether he would stay in speedskating for another Olympics, Hedrick said he now definitely was aiming for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
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