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Christine Nesbitt of Canada wins gold in women's 1,000 meters long-track speedskating

February 18, 2010 |  3:36 pm


Christine Nesbitt won Canada's first speedskating gold medal Thursday, winning the women's 1,000 meters by two-hundredths of a second with a time of 1 minute, 16.56 seconds.

Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands won silver in 1:16.58.

The bronze went to Laurine van Riessen of the Netherlands in 1:16.72.

Jennifer Rodriguez of the U.S. finished seventh with a time of 1:17.08.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver

Photo: Christine Nesbitt. Credit: David Hecker / AFP/Getty Images