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Economics student Martijn van Oosten wins two silver medals at Universiade

03 February 2017
Van Oosten during his 1500 meters race. Source: https://almaty2017.com
Van Oosten during his 1500 meters race. Source: https://almaty2017.com

UG student Martijn van Oosten has won two silver medals for speed skating at the Winter Universiade in Almaty. Just a day after coming in second in the 1500 meters race, the 24-year old economics student was able to pocket a second silver medal, for the 1000 meters race. Van Oosten finished in 1:10,12. Minkyu Cha (Korea) won gold, finishing in 1:09.56, while Ryu Kosaka (Japan) won bronze (1:10.58).

Van Oosten had already won a silver medal on Thursday, when he finished at 1:49.53 in the 1500 meters race. Only Kirill Golubev (Russia) was faster, with a time of 1:49.30. The Japanese Junya Miwa skated to the bronze medal in 1:49.61. Van Oosten combines his studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business with high-level sports for Team Platina.

Van Oosten, Golubev and Miwa after the 1500 meters race. Source: https://almaty2017.com
Van Oosten, Golubev and Miwa after the 1500 meters race. Source: https://almaty2017.com
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