Vancouver 2010 Olympic Women's Speed Skating 5000m Live Coverage
Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic has sped to victory in the Vancouver 2010 Women's 5000m Speed Skating, followed by Germany's Stephanie Beckert and Canada's own Clara Hughes.
- Martina Sablikova (CZK): Gold Medal
- Stephanie Beckert (GER): Silver Medal
- Clara Hughes (CAN) Bronze Medal
Today we see the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Women's 5000m Speed Skating at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Sixteen skaters will race, two at a time. Check out our live Twitter coverage via Scan. After the first pairing, Cindy Klassen throws down a 7:22:09. Currently, Jilianne Rookard is in the top position, followed by Jorien Vorhuis and Elma de Vreis.
Canada's Cindy Klassen has been denied a medal so far in Vancouver, though her teammates Christine Nesbitt and Kristina Groves have ascended the podium. Will today be the day for Cindy Klassen? Canadians hope so, and are also cheering for Clara Hughes and Kristina Groves. Americans will be pushing for Maria Lamb and Jileanne Rookard. Watch out for Jorien Voorhuis and Elma de Vreis, from the speed skating powerhouse that is the Netherlands.
The action begins at 1pm PST/4pm EST.