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“Time is great” |  Austrian Olympic Committee

“Time is great” | Austrian Olympic Committee

Sunday, March 10, 2024

For the first time in his career, Gabriel Oduor participated in the all-around world championships. The young Tyrolean made his debut in Inzell in one of the oldest speed skating competitions, which has been held in this type of four-wheel competition since 1893. And since, according to the current regulations, only the eight best athletes qualify for the 10,000 m final, it was over for the Austrian After the 1500 meter race.

“The 1,500 meters was very good. Before the last lap I stumbled a little and lost a tenth or two. “The time is great,” says Odor, who finished 12th on the course. Overall, this means 16th place for Grinzener, who managed to improve by one place Compared to the previous day.

“I was three seconds faster than I was two years ago, and the runs were good, but apparently not good enough,” he says regarding the fast times conjured on Inzell ice this weekend.

“I can't explain why others are so quick. “The performances being achieved here are really brutal,” analyzed the 23-year-old, who had planned a bit more for his debut in terms of position: “I was hoping to get into the top 10 “I have made up my mind. I cannot influence the rest.”

Before the 10,000-meter final, American runner Jordan Stolz beats Dutchman Patrick Roest. Both are currently well short of the current world record of four fights.

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