WINTER OLYMPICS: SPEED SKATING: Williams Fades as British Speed Skaters Suffer ; Women's 1500m Hope Fails to Qualify as Lindsay and Gooch Also Exit and Norwegian Claims Sixth Skiing Medal
Rowbottom, Mike, The Independent (London, England)
BRITAIN'S FIRST opportunity of earning a short track speed skating medal to go with the one Nicky Gooch won eight years ago in Lillehammer ended with a whimper rather than a bang here yesterday as Joanna Williams, the European bronze medallist, failed to qualify from the heats of the 1500 metres.
The 20-year-old from Beeston had hoped to make an impact on what was her favourite event, but faced with a tough draw which included the US five-time Olympian Amy Peterson and the second string Chinese skater Yang Yang (S) she was unable to maintain contact with the leaders and faded to fourth place, one away from a qualifying spot.
"I didn't feel very strong from the …
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Publication information: Article title: WINTER OLYMPICS: SPEED SKATING: Williams Fades as British Speed Skaters Suffer ; Women's 1500m Hope Fails to Qualify as Lindsay and Gooch Also Exit and Norwegian Claims Sixth Skiing Medal. Contributors: Rowbottom, Mike - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 15, 2002. Page number: 31. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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