U.S. women’s speed skating wins first medal in 16 years

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Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe were able to salvage what has been a disappointing 2018 Games with a bronze medal in the team pursuit.

The U.S. burst out to an early lead against the Canadians, leading by 3.35 seconds at the halfway mark, but with two laps left slowed down substantially to open the door for Canada. In the final curve Mia Manganello almost fell, but was able to regain her balance to finish.

It is the first Olympic women’s speed skating medal since 2002 for the U.S., when Jennifer Rodriguez took home bronze in the 1500m.

Results

Gold: Japan

Silver: Netherlands

Bronze: United States

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