|Posted on November 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM|
The Canadian Press Posted:Nov 17, 2012 1:02 PM ET
Denny Morrison and Christine Nesbitt raced to World Cup victories Saturday for Canada's first medals of the speedskating season.
The 27-year-old Morrison, from Fort St. John, B.C., won the men's 1,000 metres in one minute 9.43 seconds, edging Pekka Koskela of Finland by 0.08 seconds.
"It's always nice to win," said Morrison, who had not won at this distance since a World Cup in January of 2009. "It makes me really proud because there are a lot of guys out there who are really fast. It feels great to stand at the top of the podium."