The AIS and VIS athlete was just slightly behind Nah Wang (China) who won the “B” group in a time 35.74 seconds, second was Alexi Yesin (Russia) in 35.87, while Greig was 4/100s of a second behind in 35.91.
At 20 years of age, Greig was the youngest male competitor in both the 500 & 1000 metre World Cup events. A fourth place finish in the 1000m “B” group event, rounded out a solid weekend of racing for the Victorian athlete.
After a difficult start to the season with a nagging injury, Greig is coming into form at the right time with the World Championships to be held at the same location in Holland in two weeks’ time.
AIS Coach Desly Hill commented afterwards: “It is great to have Daniel back in full health after his injury and skating really well. Now our challenge at World Cup is to get him into the “A” group (top 20 ranked athletes in the world) for next season. But first we are looking forward to further improvement and results at the World Championships later this month.”
AIS female skater and fellow Victorian Brooke Lochland, 20, competed at the World Cup in the mass start 15 lap race. Brooke did not finish after falling while leading on the fourth lap. Brooke will now skate at the World Cup final in Berlin next weekend in the mass start event, this will be her final race of the season before returning to Australia.