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    Dutch speed skater Mark Tuitert has snatched a victory from the hands of U.S.'s Shani Davis in the men's 1500m pursuit in Vancouver, finishing just 0.53 seconds ahead of the American.

    Dutch speed skater Mark Tuitert has snatched a victory from the hands of U.S.'s Shani Davis in the men's 1500m pursuit in Vancouver, finishing just 0.53 seconds ahead of the American.

    Tuitert concluded the distance in one minute 45.57 seconds, bringing his country its Olympic gold on the ninth day of the Games.

    Norway's Havard Bokko came in third, securing the bronze with the result of one minute 46.13 seconds.

    Russian Ivan Skobrev was forth, finishing the distance 0.85 seconds behind the winner.

    Russia's Yevgeny Lalenkov, Aleksey Yesin and Aleksandr Lebedev finished 11th, 21st and 36th, respectively.

    MOSCOW, February 21 (RIA Novosti)

     

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