Winter Olympics: Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors wins 1,000m gold

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Netherlands' Ter Mors wins gold with Olympic record
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors set an Olympic record to win the gold medal in the women's 1,000m in Pyeongchang.

The 28-year-old clocked one minute, 13.56 seconds to add to her 1,500m and team pursuit golds from the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

Japan's Nao Kodaira, the world record holder, claimed silver with compatriot Miho Takagi in third.

Ireen Wust, the most successful Dutch Olympian of all time with 10 medals, led early on before finishing ninth.

Ter Mors did not defend her 1,500m title after failing to qualify because of a persistent knee injury, but was delighted to overcome her injury struggles in the 1,000m.

"I'm really happy. I worked really hard," she said.

"I had a lot of struggles at the beginning of the season, did some changes towards the Olympics and it paid off, so happy to be Olympic champion. It means a lot."

Dutch skaters have topped the podium in all five speed skating events held so far, with their tally standing at nine medals from a possible 15.

It had looked like defending champion Zhang Hong could be among the medals again, but a slight stumble on the final turn meant the Chinese athlete finished 11th.

"If I didn't have that blunder, I'd probably be faster by maybe 0.3 or 0.4 seconds, which would still be some distance behind the top three skaters," Zhang said.

"Although I'm not able to defend my title, I think I've still won by being here. I've defeated the injuries and all that I've been through in the past four years."

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