Martina Sablikova won the European Speed Skating Championship

Martina Sablikova is the first Czech woman in history who won the European Speed Skating Championship. It took place at the Collalbo outdoor artificial track. She won two out of four races, finally gaining 162,954 points, which is the world’s record.

Sablikova (19) became the youngest European champion in speed skating. She set new world’s records in 3,000 with 4 minutes 3.52 seconds and in 5,000 with 6 minutes 58.45 seconds.

“I didn’t expect that,” said overwhelmed Sablikova after the competition. Now Sablikova with her coach Petr Novak will train for the Speed Skating World Cup 2007 in the Netherlands.

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