Hansen Wins First World Cup Medal on Final Day of Competition

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The Essent ISU World Cup in Kolomna, Russia was in full swing this weekend as Team US Speedskating took to the ice to compete in the Men’s 1500m and the Ladies 3000m.

I said I was gonna go hard from the start and not let off until the finish, and I think that mentality really helped me get on the podium today.

The second and final day of the Essent ISU World Cup in Kolomna, Russia was in full swing today as Team USA took to the ice to compete in the Men’s 1500m and the Ladies 3000m.

Starting the day off with a bang was Brian Hansen who captured third place in the Men’s 1500m (A) with a time of 1:45.91. This was Hansen’s first World Cup podium appearance.

“I was really happy to make the podium in an individual distance. I think it was a big step for me in my skating career,” said Hansen of his win. “I said I was gonna go hard from the start and not let off until the finish, and I think that mentality really helped me get on the podium today.”

Close behind Hansen was Shani Davis who placed tenth with a time of 1:46.46.

It was a busy day of racing as Jilleanne Rookard just barely missed the podium and captured fourth place in the Ladies 3000m (B) with a time of 4:08:59. Maria Lamb placed 21st with a time of 4:16:72.

In the Men’s 1500m (B), Emery Lehman placed 22nd with a time of 1:50:76 and Trevor Marsicano placed 29th with a time of 1:52:61.

Next stop for the Long Track Sprint Team is Nagano, Japan for World Cup #4, from December 8-9. The Short Track Team will compete in Nagoya, Japan, next weekend, November 30-December 2, for the Samsung ISU World Cup.

For complete results from today's competition, visit http://live.isuresults.eu/2012-2013/kolomna.

You can follow Team USA throughout the season on the US Speedskating Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/usspeedskating) or Twitter feed (http://www.twitter.com/usspeedskating).

Contact: Tamara Castellano
tcastellano(at)usspeedskating(dot)org
435.901.3396

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