Feb 11, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Hong Zhang (CHN) in the ladies speed skating 500m at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Sochi Olympics, ladies 1000m results: China wins gold; USA fails to medal


A disappointing 2014 Winter Olympics for the United States on the speed skating track continued on Thursday, as the U.S. failed to medal in the ladies 1000-meter final at Adler Arena Skating Center.

Instead, it was Hong Zhang of China who was able to capture the gold, with the Netherlands once again invading the podium. Ireen Wuest brought home silver for the Dutch, while Margot Boer earned the bronze medal with her third-place finish.

Heather Richardson was the top finisher for the United States in seventh place.

Here are the top ten results from the competition:

Time
Difference
Gold
ChinaHong Zhang
1:14.02
-
Silver
NetherlandsIreen Wüst
1:14.69
+0.67
Bronze
NetherlandsMargot Boer
1:14.90
+0.88
4
RussiaOlga Fatkulina
1:15.08
+1.06
5
NetherlandsCharlotte van Beek
1:15.10
+1.08
6
NetherlandsMarrit Leenstra
1:15.15
+1.13
7
United StatesHeather Richardson
1:15.23
+1.21
8
United StatesBrittany Bowe
1:15.47
+1.45
9
CanadaChristine Nesbitt
1:15.62
+1.60
10
Czech RepublicKarolína Erbanová
1:15.74
+1.72

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