Olympic Tuesday: Five Estonians compete in speed skating, skiing events ({{commentsTotal}})

Estonian speed skater Marten Liiv competing in the men's 1500m speed skating event in Pyeongchang.
Estonian speed skater Marten Liiv competing in the men's 1500m speed skating event in Pyeongchang. Source: (Phil Noble/Reuters/Scanpix)

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



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