Sablikova wins 5,000 meters gold

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Posted: Feb 19, 2014 10:09 AM

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Martina Sablikova of Czech Republic successfully defended her women's 5,000 meters Olympic speed skating title at the Adler Arena on Wednesday.

Sablikova clocked six minutes, 51.54 seconds for her 12-and-a-half laps. Ireen Wust of Netherlands claimed silver and Carien Kleibeuker of Netherlands took bronze.

(Reporting by Patrick Johnston; Editing by Peter Rutherford)