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World Cup Champions

Men

500 metersHiroyasu Shimizu, JPN
1000 metersManabu Horii, JPN
1500 metersRintje Ritsma, NET
5000 metersRintje Ritsma, NET

Women

500 metersRuihong Xue, CHN
1000 metersFranziska Schenk, GER
1500 metersGunda Niemann, GER
3000 metersTonny de Jong, NET

Speed Skating1997 World Championships