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Bob de Jong wins 10,000 at speedskating worlds

Saturday - 3/24/2012, 2:25pm  ET

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (AP) - Bob de Jong of the Netherlands took the 10,000-meter title at the speedskating single distance world championships ahead of countryman Jorrit Bergsma on Saturday.

American Jonathan Kuck won his first medal at a single worlds meet, claiming bronze.

Olympic champion Christine Nesbitt of Canada edged Jing Yu of China in the women's 1,000. Margot Boer of the Netherlands picked bronze.

Also, Martina Sablukova of the Czech Republic won the 5,000 ahead of Stephanie Bechert and Claudia Pechstein.


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