Sochi 2014: Zhang Hong wins women's speed skating 1,000m

Zhang Hong

Zhang Hong stormed to victory in the women's 1,000m speed skating, winning China's first Winter Olympic gold in the event.

Dutch pair Ireen Wust and Margot Boer won silver and bronze respectively as the Netherlands continued their success on the ice.

Zhang, 25, crossed the line in one minute 14.02 seconds, giving her a wining margin of 0.67 seconds.

For Wust it was her fifth Winter Olympic medal and a second at Sochi.

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