As chairman of the board of the De Zilveren Bal Foundation, Wietze Jongsma was closely involved in the organization and strategy of the fastest skating event in the world on March 11 in the Elfstedenhal in Leeuwarden.
It was exciting, it was atmospheric and it was spectacular. The audience was full of praise for the event. The performance of the international field of participants was impressive.
Viktor Mushtakov (RUS) set a new track record in the Elfstedenhal in Leeuwarden last night. He skated against Michel Mulder and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix in the semifinals and recorded the fastest time of the evening: 09.55, thus setting the track record.
Golikova also proved to be in blood form once again. In the semifinals and the finals, she won with a time of 10.37, winning De Zilveren Bal for the second time in a row.