American Brittany Bowe broke the women's 1,000m world record to take gold in Salt Lake City ©ISU

American Brittany Bowe rounded off the second International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Speed Skating event in style as she broke the women’s 1,000 metres world record on home ice in Salt Lake City.

China’s women and Canada’s men were also able to achieve world records in their respective victories in the team sprint events.

Bowe, who saw her 1,500m mark broken by Heather Richardson yesterday, got her revenge by bettering her team-mate’s 1,000m time by 0.33sec as she clocked 1min 12.18sec to secure gold.

China’s Hong Zhang did enough to earn silver while Richardson had to settle for bronze.

Bowe is the current World Cup leader for the distance on 180 points, 10 ahead of compatriot Richardson, while Zhang is third on 150.

“We see records falling almost every race, that’s a pretty cool situation,” Bowe, double gold medallist at the 2015 World Championships in Heerenveen, The Netherlands, said.

“It just goes to show our competitive edge.

“It could be either one of us any given day, I’m glad it was me today.”

Russia’s Pavel Kulizhnikov was unable to match his performance in the opening race of the event in Salt Lake City, where he became the first man to skate under the 34 second barrier, though he still did enough to clinch a third gold medal of the weekend by winning the men’s 500m event in 34.13sec.

The Russian, who served a two-year doping ban from 2012 to 2014, which caused him to miss the Winter Olympics in Sochi, finished ahead of Canadian duo William Dutton and Laurent Dubreuil.

He now has a commanding lead at the summit of the overall World Cup standings for the 500m race as he currently has a score of 400 points, 100 more than nearest challenger Dutton.

China were also in world record breaking form as they won the women's team sprint event
China were also in world record breaking form as they won the women's team sprint event ©ISU

Elsewhere on the final day in the city which hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Dutch claimed victory in both the men’s and women’s mass start competitions thanks to reigning world champion Irene Schouten and Arjan Stroetinga.

Schouten had a well-executed game plan from her Dutch teammates to thank for her triumph as she finished in 8:27.19, narrowly in front of Canada’s Ivanie Blondin and Misaki Oshigiri of Japan.

Her victory saw her surge to the top of the leaderboard on 180 points, with Blondin, who has 150 points, moving up from third to second.

The Dutch success then continued as Stroetinga reigned supreme in the men’s mass start race by clocking 7:19.76, with Italian Fabio Francolini taking home silver and Belgian Bart Swings the bronze.

Stroetinga trails in the World Cup standings by 10 points from leader Swings, who has amassed 170 points so far.

The Chinese women’s sprint team, made up of Jing Yu, Hong and Qishi Li went one better than their silver medal at last week’s event in Calgary, posting a world record time of 1:24.65.

Russia were second and Japan sealed bronze.

In the men’s event, Canada were also in world-record breaking form as Dutton, Alexandre St-Jean and Vincent De Haître posted 1:17.75 to finish ahead of Russia and The Netherlands.

The next ISU World Cup Speed Skating competition is due to take place in Inzell, Germany, from December 4 to 6.

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