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Olympic Medal: Women's 1500m Speed Skating

Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:46 AM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Jorien Ter Mors led yet another sweep of Olympic speed skating medals for the Netherlands Sunday, winning the women's 1,500-meter race.

Irene Wust finished second and Lotte van Beck was third. The Netherlands even had the fourth fastest skater in Marrit Leenstra.

This was the eighth speed skating event held at the Sochi Olympics and Dutch skaters have won five of them. Of the 24 medals awarded thus far in the sport, 16 have gone to the Netherlands.

There were also sweeps by the Dutch in both the men's 500 and 5,000-meter races.