Monday, February 14, 2022 – 12:00 WIB
VIVA – The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have so far spawned two world records and 13 Olympic records. Some of them were born on the Ice Ribbon.
Some of these new records were born from the National Speed Skating Oval Stadium or Ice Ribbon arena which was just operated at the Beijing Olympic National Stadium complex in October 2021.
“Many elements incorporate advanced technology used to build sports facilities, including the Ice Ribbon,” Yang Shu’an, deputy chairman of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Organizing Committee, told the press in Beijing, China.
As previously reported by Antara, fast skater from the Netherlands, Kjeld Nuis, managed to break the world record in the men’s 1,500 meters which was also held at the Ice Ribbon.
His record time of 1 minute, 43.21 seconds led him to win a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics as well as ending the previous record that had lasted 20 years.
Chinese athlete Gao Tingyu also managed to set a new record in the men’s 500-meter speed skating event while winning a gold medal from the Ice Ribbon on Saturday, February 12, 2022.