The Canadian Press - Saturday Nov. 30, 2013 10:53 ET
Brittany Schussler wins speed skating bronze
Winnipeg native 3rd in 1500m World Cup event
Winnipeg's Brittany Schussler won her seventh individual long-track World Cup medal Saturday, skating to a bronze in the women's 1,500 metres.
Schussler's time of one minute 57.78 seconds put her 0.50 second behind the winning time of American Brittany Bowe (1:57.28) and 0.08 behind silver medallist Yuliya Skokova of Russia (1:57.70).
"I have felt like my 1,500-metre races have been getting stronger every weekend," said Schussler. "I know there's still a lot of work to be done, but I'm confident I can build off this performance." Schussler now has one silver and six bronze medals on the World Cup circuit. Her last individual medal was a bronze in the 3,000 metres in Moscow on Jan. 28, 2011. She also has won 15 medals -- including nine gold -- as a member of Canada's women's team pursuit squad, which currently holds the world record.