U.S. MEDAL 'HAUL': Silver: Ladies’ Relay Bronze : Lana Gehring - 500M
NOTE: Our Ladies’ team’s performance at this World Championships should qualify the USA to enter 3 women (up from the usual number of two) at NEXT year’s World Championships! In order to enter 3 skaters, a country must have at least 2 skaters in the Top 16 overall, with at least 1 of those skaters earning Final points. Both Lana and Jessica were in the Top 16, and both earned Final points. Good job, ladies!
LADIES Overall: Gold: LI Jianrou, China Silver: MALTAIS Valerie, Canada Bronze: FONTANA Arianna, Italy
1500M: Gold: LI Jianrou, China Silver: LIU Quigong, China Bronze: DROLET Marie-Eve, Canada
500M: Gold: FAN Kexin, China Silver: FONTANA Arianna, Italy Bronze: GEHRING Lana, USA
1000M: Gold: CHO Ha-Ri, Korea Silver: LI Jianrou, China Bronze: MALTAIS Valerie, Canada
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