Olympic Tuesday: Five Estonians compete in speed skating, skiing events
Five Estonians competed at the Games in Pyeongchang on Tuesday, including in the men's 1500m speed skating, women's cross-country sprint classic qualification and men's cross-country skiing sprint classic qualification and quarterfinal events.
Speed skating: Men's 1500m
Both gold and silver went to the Netherlands, with Kjeld Nuis, 28, taking the gold with a time of 1:44.01 while Patrick Roest, 22, earning silver with a time of +0.85. South Korean Min Seok Kim took the bronze with a time of +0.92.
Estonian speed skater Marten Liiv earned a time of +6.22, placing 33rd in his Olympic debut.
Cross-country skiing: Women's sprint classic qualification
Estonian cross-country skier Tatjana Mannima, 38, earned a time of 3:28.57 in the women's sprint classic qualification, falling just 4.55 seconds short of qualifying for the quarterfinals.
Gold in the event ultimately went to Sweden's Stina Nilsson, 24, with a time of 3:03.84, with Norwegian Maiken Caspersen Falla taking silver with a time of +3.03 and Russian athlete Yulia Belorukova, 23, earning the bronze with a time of +3.37.
Cross-country skiing: Men's sprint classic qualification, quarterfinal
Estonian cross-country skiers Marko Kilp, 24, Raido Ränkel, 28, and Karel Tammjärv, 28, competed in the men's sprint classic qualification on Tuesday, where Kilp qualified for the quarterfinals with a time of 3:15.05. Ränkel, with a time of 3:17.88, and Tammjärv, with a time of 3:22.68, did not qualify to advance.
In the quarterfinals, Kilp fell 1.13 seconds short of qualifying for the semifinals, placing fourth with a time of 3:12.00.
Gold in the event ultimately went to Norwegian Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, 21, with a time of 3:05.75. Italian Federico Pellegrino, 27, took silver with a time of +1.34, while bronze went to Russian athlete Alexander Bolshunov, 21, with a time of +1.36.
Editor: Aili Vahtla