Sochi Olympics, men's speedskating 1000m results: Netherlands takes gold, bronze

Feb 8, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Fans cheer during men’s 5000m during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Adler Arena Skating Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Netherlands dominance on the speedskating track continues at the 2014 Winter Olympics, after taking home another two medals on Wednesday in the men’s 1,000-meter final. Stefan Groothius was able to capture the gold, while Michel Mulder took home the bronze for the Dutch.

Netherlands has now won ten of the fifteen medals that have been up for grabs at the Sochi Games.

Second-place belonged to Denny Morrison of Canada.

Here are the top ten results from the men’s 1000-meter final:


The disappointing 2014 Olympics continue for the United States, after once again being kept off of the medal podium in an event where they had a quality contender. The men’s hockey team may prove to be the nation’s saving grace.

Be sure to stay tuned to throughout the Sochi Olympics, for the latest news, results and updates for the Winter Games.

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