Suzanne Schulting correctly defends 1,000m shorter keep track of title

Suzanne Schulting celebrates just after her earn. Image: EPA/HOW Hwee Young

Suzanne Schulting has efficiently defended her short observe 1,000 metres title at the Beijing Olympics, winning the race forward of South Korea’s Minjeong Choi and Hanne Desmet of Belgium.

Schulting was sizzling favourite for the occasion and earlier took the silver medal in the 500 metres.

The 24-calendar year-previous, who fell during the blended relay, putting an conclusion to the Dutch medal hopes, will choose portion later on in the online games in the 1,500 metres and the women’s relay last.

The men’s quick observe crew experienced a day of disasters on Friday, with none of them qualifying for the 500 metres semi-finals and the relay staff also lacking out on a closing put.

Previously in the day, Patrick Roest took the silver medal in the men’s 10,000 metres length party, with Norway’s Nils van der Poel once more choosing up the gold.

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