Crowds of more than 30,000 sew the thrills of speed skating at the Ullevi Stadium, Guthenberg, Sweden.
Crowds of more than 30,000 sew the thrills of speed skating at the Ullevi Stadium, Guthenberg, Sweden. Feb 1. when champion skater battled for the European cup, over distances of 1,500 and 10,000 meters.
Dutch skater, Jan Pesman, who was well in the running for first place surprised the spectators by gradually falling back into fifth position.
In a close contest, champion skater. Knut Johannesen from Oslo. Norway filmed here running over 1,500 metres claimed the title, though from his first run it was evident he had an excellent chance.
Russian competitor, Oleg Goncharenko filmed running the 10,000 metres, was expected by many to repeat his success of previous years but was out of the running for the Cup after the first two distances. He was considered by experts to be the best speed skater in the competition, but failed to come up to his usual standard.
Goncharenko however, will have a chance to challenge Johannesen to an even stiffer test soon, when the World Championship is held at Oslo. Feb