The Netherlands’ Joy Beune broke two more junior world records as action continued today at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City.
Having achieved a junior world record in the women’s 1,500 metres event yesterday, Beune started day two by bettering the 1,000m mark with a time of 1min 14.21sec.
Compatriots Jutta Leerdam and Elisa Dul finished second and third respectively with the former clocking 1:14.38 and the latter 1:15.31.
Beune then went onto break the women's 3,000m junior world record with a time of 3:59.47.
Leerdam again came second, crossing the line in 4:05.19, and Japan’s Lemi Williamson rounded out the podium in 4:05.96.
The women’s 500m team sprint was won by Leerdam in 1:28.75.
South Korea’s Park Ji-Woo finished second in 1:29.05.
Poland’s Karolina Bosiek came third in 1:29.46.
There was also a junior world record broken in men’s competition as Japan’s Koki Kubo won the 1,000m event in 1:07.76.
Norway’s Allan Dahl Johansson finished second in 1:08.02, while South Korea’s Chung Jae-Woong came third in 1:08.33.
In the men’s 5,000m event, South Korea’s Chung Jae-Won came out on top in 6:20.75.
Johansson had to settle for the runners-up spot once more, clocking a time of 6:26.90, and Russia’s Egor Shkolin completed the top three in 6:27.17.
The men’s 500m team sprint saw South Korea’s Kim Min-Seok prevail in 1:20.46.
Germany’s Max Reder took the silver medal in 1:20.76 and Russia’s Aleksandr Podolskii came away with the bronze in 1:20.94.
Competition is due to conclude tomorrow in the American city that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.