Japanese Speed Skater Arito Matronage rounded off a Spectacular five days by Requesting his third Medal of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in the Men’s Mass Start race. Raito’s point’s tally of 30 earned him the gold medal next to Diego Amaya Martinez (COL) with Russia’s Pavel Taran taking bronze.
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He Added “In these Games, my aim was many gold medals and I got it, so I’m very happy,” he said. “I am going to celebrate by getting some cheese fondue at the village. I am very excited. I am a Tokyo Olympic fan.”
In the women’s mass begin, Yang Binyu (CHN) claimed her second medal at the St. Moritz Speed Skating Oval, adding gold to her third-place finish in the women’s 1500m.
“Today made up for winning bronze two days ago Gold is good. I don’t know how I’m going to celebrate. We have to stay here tomorrow and we have training. I was excited about the Tokyo Olympic Games. There’s a lot of difference from racing inside. It was cold the first day in St. Moritz and when it was race time there was a big sun and it was warm.”
The mass start races completed the speed skating events in St. Moritz during which Japan featured heavily in the medal count. In the men’s 500m, Yamamoto Yudai (JPN) took first place ahead of Spain’s Nil Llop Izquierdo and Xue Zhiwen of China. In the women’s 500m, Japan had to settle for bronze as Yukino Yoshida came in behind first-placed Isabel
The Netherlands ’ second gold medal of Lausanne 2020 came in the 1500m from Myrthe de Boer, who ended ahead of Takahashi Yuka (JPN) and Yang Binyu. Arito’s impressive medal haul started with gold in the men’s 1500m ahead of Taran and the USA’s Jonathan Tobon. Japan also demanded medals in the mixed NOC team sprint. Yoshida made up part of the gold-winning Team 3,