Dutch go 1-2-3-4 in women’s 1500m; no medals for U.S.


Short track veteran Jorien ter Mors is now an Olympic champion on the long-track side, winning the gold in the women’s 1500m as part of a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Dutch.

It also marks the third medal sweep of the Sochi Olympics for Dutch speedskating; the men have already done that twice in the 5000m and 500m.

Ter Mors (pictured) only picked up long-track speedskating relatively recently in the 2012-13 season. Today, she not only won but shattered the Olympic record with a time of 1:53.31 – burying the old mark of 1:54.02 set by Anni Friesinger of Germany in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

VIDEO: Ter Mors wins her first gold

Ireen Wuest’s has now won her third Sochi medal, taking the silver today after winning the 3000m and earning silver in the 1000m.

VIDEO: Watch Wuest’s silver run

Lotte van Beek knocked teammate Marrit Leenstra off the podium in the final heat to grab the bronze. The top non-Dutch skater was fifth-place Yuliya Skokova of Russia.

As for the U.S., they remain medal-less in these Games. Heather Richardson led the Americans with a seventh-place result, followed by Brittany Bowe in 14th and Jilleanne Rookard in 18th.

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1. Jorien Ter Mors (NED), 1:53.51/OR
2. Ireen Wust (NED), 1:54.09
3. Lotte Van Beek (NED), 1:54.54

7. Heather Richardson (USA), 1:57.60
14. Brittany Bowe (USA), 1:58.31
18. Jilleanne Rookard (USA), 1:59.15