Jorien Ter Mors Wins 1000m Speedskating Gold Medal at 2018 Winter Olympics

By Sports Wire on February 14, 2018

Jorien Ter Mors claimed a fifth gold medal for the Netherlands in as many speedskating events at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as she triumphed in the women's 1,000 metres on Wednesday. 

The 28-year-old Dutch skater produced a blistering time of 1 minute, 13.56 seconds to edge out Japanese favourite Nao Kodaira, who could only claim silver.

The bronze medal went to Miho Takagi, Kodaira's compatriot, who set a time of 1:13.98, while 10-time Olympic medallist Ireen Wust had to settle for ninth place. 

Here is the updated medal table following Wednesday's action at the Gangneung Oval:

Wust, 31, went off in the fourth of the 16 pairs and set the early benchmark with her time of 1:15.32.

China's defending champion Zhang Hong looked set to overhaul the legendary Dutch skater in the 11th pair but a stumble on the final lap meant she eventually came home in 1:15.67.

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