Viktor Mushtakov got the better of Laurent Dubreuil in the second men's 500m at the ISU World Cup in Calgary ©Getty Images

Russia's Viktor Mushtakov beat Canada's Laurent Dubreuil in the second men's 500 metres at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Calgary, despite Dubreuil breaking the track record two days ago.

Dubreuil had produced a sensational performance on Friday (December 10), setting a track record of 33.778sec, but he was unable to deliver the same quality of performance today.

Instead, Mushtakov won in 33.903, with Japan's Yuma Murakami in second in 33.991 and Dubreuil in third.

Dubreuil still leads the World Cup standings on 420 points.

America's Brittany Bowe went one better than her second place in yesterday's 1,000m to win the 1,500m in 1min 52.054sec.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Nana Takagi of Japan finished second in 1:52.063, with compatriot Ayano Sato third.

Sato narrowly leads Bowe in the World Cup standings, 188 to 184 points, though Miho Takagi of Japan, who sits third, won the first four races and did not compete today.

In the men's 1,000m, China's Zhongyan Ning claimed victory in 1:06.656, with Jordan Stolz of the United States second and Mushtakov third.

It was China's first-ever men's 1,000m speed skating ISU World Cup victory.

Italy's Francesca Lollobrigida then claimed her second gold of the weekend, winning the women's mass start ahead of home athlete Ivanie Blondin and Elizaveta Golubeva of Russia.

Blondin leads Lollobrigida in the World Cup standings, 492 to 458.

The US pipped Norway to the men's team pursuit crown, winning in 3:35.592.

Norway finished second in 3:36.242, with Canada in third in 3:38.604.

As a result of the victory, the US leapfrogged Norway in the World Cup standings, 312 to 302 points.