Skipper: Beckert Seventh over 10,000 m

The German ice fast runner Patrick Beckert has made a medal clearly missed in the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in his second use. The best German Langstreckler ran on Friday on his specialized route 10,000 m in 13: 01.23 minutes on the seventh place. Beckert had not counted on the top favorites in advance.

These belonged to Nils van der Poel. The Swede, who had caused a stir with corruption allegations against the Dutch team, celebrated his second gold. Five days after Triumph over 5000 m, the 25-year-old ran in 12: 30.74 minutes world record. Silver went to the Dutchman Patrick Roest (12: 44.59), bronze won the Italian Davide Ghiotto (12: 45.98).

Van der Poel had recently collected serious allegations and relative to a report in Dutch media. Accordingly, the Dutch team would try to influence the Canadian Eismeister Mark Knife to adapt the underground to the needs of Teamnl. Van der Poel spoke, inter alia, of “corruption”. The skating world association ISU and the Dutch were rejected the manipulation allegations.

Beckert made a little out of the disputes of rivals – and moved after the strenuous race over 25 laps a positive conclusion. “It was a good, constant run. I’m really satisfied,” said the Erfurt: “It would have been more beautiful if I had stayed at 13:00. In the last two rounds I’m somehow ran over the ice Mobilize the last forces. “

It was the second and last use in Beijing for the German record holder. About his side track 5000 m he had become eleventh past Sunday (6: 19.58).

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