PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Florida Atlantic University alumna Brittany Bowe opened her Olympic speedskating program with a fifth-place finish in the 1500m contest and followed it up with a fourth place finish in the 1000m event.
Bowe finished the 1500m with a time of 1:55.54, a little over one second behind the gold-medal winner, Netherlands' Ireen Wust, who crossed the finish line in 1:54.35.
According to Team USA, Bowe's performance was the best USA long track speedskating olympic time in eight years. You can read the full article here.
On Wednesday, Bowe finished with a time of 1:14.36 in the 1000m, missing the podium by .38 seconds. She briefly slid into second place, racing in pair with Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands, who set an Olympic record with a time of 1:13.56 to ultimately win the gold medal. Bowe was edged out of medal contention in the penultimate pair.
Bowe continues her Olympic quest on Sunday competing in the 500m event at 6 a.m.
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