SOCHI, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Dutch speed skater Jan Smeekens leads in men’s 500m event after the first race. He showed the result of 35.59 seconds. Dutch Michel Mulder is in the second place (34.63 seconds), and Japanese Keiichiro Nagashima came to the finish line third.
Among Russians, Alexei Yesin showed the best result of 35.09 seconds and landed in the tenth position.