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Mantia takes over Ning's World Cup lead in men's 1,500m with victory in Calgary******
OTTAWA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Joey Mantia of the United States won back-to-back gold in the men's 1,500m at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup series in Calgary, Canada on Saturday.。
Mantia clocked one minute and 41.86 seconds for the win, 0.56 seconds ahead of Canadian Connor Howe, who had a personal best of 1:42.425. Allan Dahl Johansson of Norway took a bronze in 1:43.275.。
Together with victory on home ice in Salt Lake City last weekend, the 35-year-old American pushed China's Ning Zhongyan to second on the World Cup standings.。
Previous leader Ning skipped the race to help China secure a mass start slot to Beijing 2022, and fulfilled his mission with a second finish in the semifinal and a 14th place finish in the final.。
The mass start gold went to Bart Hoolwerf, who also carried with him the pressure to earn a Beijing 2022 ticket for Team Netherlands. The Dutch, only 24th on the World Cup rankings prior to Saturday's competition, had enough time to celebrate his surprisingly victory before crossing the line way ahead of the pack in 7:38.880.。
World bronze medalist Bart Swings of Belgium took the silver and Felix Rijhnen of Germany completed the podium, edging Andrea Giovannini to fourth by just 0.01 second.。
Elsewhere on Saturday, the Canadian ladies had their third World Cup victory in team pursuit in as many competitions with a track record time of 2:52.06. Japan and China claimed silver and bronze respectively.。
World bronze medalist Angelina Golikova of Russia won her first World Cup gold in the women's 500m, clocking 36.669. Nao Kodaira of Japan was 0.09 seconds behind and World Cup leader Erin Jackson of the United States came third in 36.921.。
China's Tian Ruining wrapped up her World Cup journey with a sixth place finish in 37.100, and she said she was generally satisfied with her stable performance in four stops and tried to find problems and adjust.。
Pairing with Kodaira on Saturday, the 24-year-old took it as a chance to learn from the Olympic champion.。
"It's a great chance to learn from Kodaira. Her skills and pacing, as well as handling of details, these are not what you can tell from trainings," she told Xinhua. "Although I made some mistakes today, these will be valuable experience for me and will help with my final preparation [for the Winter Olympics]."
Tian finished 20th in PyeongChang three years ago and she was looking forward to competing on home ice.。
"I hope I can be the best version of myself and achieve better results," she said.。
Also on Saturday, Kodaira finally grabbed her long-awaited World Cup victory in the women's 1,000m race, clocking 1:12.510. The 35-year-old edged out world record holder Brittany Bowe of the U.S. by 0.03 seconds and Olga Fatkulina of Russia bagged a bronze in 1:13.151.。
The 2021-22 season World Cup series will conclude on Sunday, and then the quotas for the 2022 Olympics will be provisionally allocated to National Olympic Committees. Enditem。
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La Liga: Lopez saves a point for Espanyol, Lozano scores hat******
MADRID, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Espanyol's veteran goalkeeper Diego Lopez helped earn his side a point as they drew 1-1 at home to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Tuesday.
Raul de Tomas, who was sent off for a violent challenge on Athletic defender Yeray Alvarez in injury-time, opened the scoring after a foul by Mikel Vesga in the first half, but Inaki Williams' third goal of the season after excellent work from Inigo Lekue leveled the score after the break.
Lopez saved Espanyol with two one-on-one saves from Oihen Sancet and a brilliant stop from Alex Berenguer in the closing minutes as Athletic dominated.
Villarreal looked to be heading for their third consecutive league defeat as they trailed 3-1 at home to Cadiz with just 10 minutes left to play.
Striker 'Choco' Lozano scored a hat-trick for a Cadiz side that went into the game after a home defeat to Alaves. Lozano's goals in the 15th, 45th and 52nd minutes looked to have put his side on track for a win, before he had to limp off with an injury.
Villarreal threw everything forward in the closing minutes and Boulaye Dia gave them a lifeline in the 80th minute before Dutch international Arnaut Danjuma saved a point for the home side in the sixth minute of injury-time.
Mamadou Loum's 47th minute goal gave Alaves their second win in two games to lift the side from Vitoria out of the bottom three and lift the pressure on coach Javier Calleja.
FC Barcelona visit Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night, while Real Madrid entertain Osasuna on Wednesday night, and league leaders Real Sociedad travel to play Celta Vigo on Thursday. Enditem