High Point speed skater wins at world sprint championships

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High Point native Heather Richardson

NAGANO, Japan — High Point native Heather Richardson and Shani Davis, also of the United States, won their 1,000-meter races at the world sprint speedskating championships on Sunday.

The Associated Press reported that Richardson posted a time of 1:15.28 to win the women’s 1,000, beating China’s Hong Zhang by 0.16 seconds.

Davis clocked in at 1 minute, 08.96 seconds, beating Denis Kuzin of Kazakhstan by 0.58 seconds.

The world sprint speed skating championships features 50 of the fastest sprinters in the world competing in 500 and 1,000 meter races.

Richardson is an American speed skater who has competed since 2006. She’s 24 years old and was born in High Point.

Below is a story FOX8 did on Richardson last year:

Read more: The Associated Press

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