Sochi 2014: Zbigniew Brodka wins men's speed skating 1500m

Poland win dramatic skating gold

Poland's Zbigniew Brodka won the men's 1500m long track speed skating gold in dramatic fashion at Sochi 2014.

Brodka and Koen Verweij of the Netherlands both crossed the line in one minute, 45 seconds, but the Polish skater was adjudged to have recorded a quicker time by 0.003 of a second.

It was Poland's first Winter Olympic medal of any colour in long track speed skating in the 1500m event.

Canada's Denny Morrison won bronze a further 0.22 seconds behind.

Russian world champion Denis Yuskov finished fourth while Shani Davis of the United States, who has claimed silver over the distance in the past two Games, could only finish 11th.

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