Dutch speedskaters continued their dominance yesterday in the men’s 1,500m at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, with world champion Kjeld Nuis powering to gold in 1 minute, 44.01 seconds ahead of compatriot Patrick Roest who clocked 1 minute, 44.86 seconds at Gangneung Olympic Park.
South Korea’s Kim Min-seok sparked wild celebrations by taking bronze with a time of 1 minute 44.93 seconds to open the host nation’s speedskating account at the Games.
Taiwan’s Willaim Tai was in 34th place with a time of 1 minute, 50.63 seconds. He has previously represented Taiwan in roller speedskating at an international level.
Nuis was shy of the world record of 1 minute, 41.02 seconds, held by Russia’s Denis Yuskov since last year.
Additional reporting by staff writer
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