US World Champs ready to take to the ice in Heerenveen

Getty Images
0 Comments

After winning world championship titles two weeks ago, two-time Olympians Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.) and Joey Mantia (Ocala, Fla.) will compete this weekend at the 2019 World Sprint Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Bowe’s performance at the World Single Distance Championships earned her a gold medal in the 1000m while setting a new track record. Mantia’s Mass Start gold medal was a back-to-back win for him in that championship event.

The World Sprint Championships is a combined points event. All athletes skate two 500m and two 1000m races. Lowest point total after four races wins the overall title. Along with Bowe and Mantia, Brianna Bocox (Cheyenne, Wyo.) and Kimi Goetz (Flemington, N.J.) will compete at the event.

You can catch the action Live on NBC Sports Gold and on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA: February 23 from 8-9 p.m. ET and February 24 from 8-9 p.m. ET.