UF grad Erin Jackson finishes out of running in Olympic speedskating

UF grad Erin Jackson finishes out of running in Olympic speedskating

South Korean speed skater Lee Sang-hwa will compete for her third Olympic gold medal on Sunday, as the bobsleigh tandem of Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo begins their hunt for a spot on the podium in the two-man bobsleigh event at the PyeongChang Winter Games. Kodaira was timed in 36.94 seconds on Sunday, becoming the first woman to race under 37 seconds at sea level.

Kodaira's new Olympic record time secured Japan's second gold medal of the games, a day after Hanyu became the first men's back-to-back figure skating champion in 66 years. Host country favorite Sang-Hwa Lee of Korea took home the silver medal finishing.39 behind Kodaira.

Kodaira came into the Olympics as the reigning world champion and the dominant sprinter on the World Cup circuit, where she has won 15 straight races dating to 2016.

Lee's compatriots Kim Hyun-young and Kim Min-sun placed 12th and 16th respectively in the same event. She charged across the finish line, the 500-meter Olympic speedskating gold medal easily in hand. "I was the captain of the whole delegation of Japan".

She added, "I don't know whether it is okay for me to say this or not but Sumiyoshi's people told me before the Olympics that she had said to them if I get the gold it would be the same as her winning it". "I know he has been reading a lot of literature on injuries and I would like to talk to him and find out what he has been reading".

Wintry mix possible Saturday
Temperatures were expected to plummet by Sunday night on the Northern Plains, ushering in several days of frigid conditions. A light wintry mix is falling over parts of the region this morning, according to the National Weather Service .

"I'm really happy with my performance", Jackson said.

Racing for America in the event were returning Olympians Heather Bergsma, Brittany Bowe and rookie Erin Jackson. "I'm already looking forward to working on things for next season".

She has one more event remaining, the newly created mass start race next Saturday, although there is a chance she can be selected for the team pursuit event on Monday.

The U.S. team of Brian Hansen, Emery Lehman and Joey Mantia finished last among eight teams in 3:42.98.

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