Tyson Langelaar earns silver at the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships
Manitoba Speed Skating Association – Salt Lake City, United States, March 10, 2018 – Tyson Langelaar of Winnipeg, MB, won a silver medal as he finished second in the men’s final overall standings at the 2018 ISU World Junior Long Track Championships which are underway until Sunday in Salt Lake City.
Third after the first day of competition on Friday, Langelaar skated to new personal bests in the 1000m (1:09.11) and the 5000m (6:34.73) to finish sixth and seventh in these distances, respectively. By the same token, he improved on his performance from last year, when he finished third overall.
“It was a really good weekend all around,” said Langelaar. “Handling each race one by one, clearing the mind after each one and just looking forward to the next race, really helped me to focus on what I needed to do in each individual event.”
“The 500m went really well. I felt pretty confident after that, which led into the 1500m, where I skated a really good technical race and I stuck to my game plan,” he explained. “The 1000m went pretty well, although in one of the corners I had a little slip, but I kept it together for the last lap and finished off strong. For the 5000m, I went out a little too fast in the first few laps, but I kept it together in the end.”
Please join the Manitoba Speed Skating Association in congratulating Tyson on his outstanding achievement.
Elizabeth W. Derraugh
Manitoba Speed Skating Association
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