Joey Mantia misses Olympic mass start bronze by 0.001 seconds

Joey Mantia misses Olympic mass start bronze by 0.001 seconds
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American Joey Mantia and another skater recorded the same time. It came down to a photo finish to determine if he leaves Beijing with his second bronze.

Bart Swings of Belgium has captured the gold medal in the final men’s speedskating event of the Beijing Olympics, the mass start.

Swings improved on the silver medal he won in the frenetic event at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. South Korea grabbed the other medals, with Chung Jae Won taking the silver and defending Olympic champion Lee Seung Hoon settling for bronze this time.

Three-time world champion Joey Mantia of the United States just missed out on a medal. Initially, he posted the same official time as Lee — 7:47.20.

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