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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Dutch capture silver, bronze

Associated Press

RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Christine Nesbitt won Canada's first speedskating gold medal, capturing the women's 1,000 meters by a mere two-hundredths of a second.

Nesbitt was more than a half-second off the pace with one lap to go, but really turned on the speed in the last 400 meters to win in 1 minute, 16.56 seconds.

Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands made up for a fall in the 500, taking silver in 1:16.58.

The bronze also went to the Dutch, claimed by Laurine van Riessen in 1:16.72.