On Sunday, Martina Sablikova from the Czech Republic, who just missed a medal in the ’06 Olympics, took command and won the 3,000 meter speed skating event. She was followed by Stephanie Beckart of Germany for the silver and Kristina Groves of Canada for the Bronze. Martina finished 2 seconds ahead of Stephanie. She is also favored in the 5,000 meter event. She is highly regarded by her competitors.