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14 février 2018

Orange is the new gold as Jorien ter Mors adds to the Dutch dominance

Even though the Netherlands grabbed only one spot of the podium on the ladies’ 1000m event, it was the one that counts as Jorien ter Mors grabs the gold.

By Carl Savard
Photo by Schaats Foto’s

We had told you about Jorien ter Mors in our Five skaters to watch in Pyeongchang article prior to the Olympics and she did not disappoint today on the ladies’ 1000m event at the Gangneung oval. It seemed like ter Mors was on a class of her own, flying on the ice. Even though many other skaters were faster than her on the first 200m of the race, no one was as steady. A flawless performance of 1:13.56 setting a new olympic record on the distance while grabbing gold. Jorien ter Mors' short track speed skating coach Jeroen Otter was there to witness ter Mors' victory. Ireen Wüst, winner of two medals already in Pyeongchang and vice champion on this distance at the Sochi olympics in 2014, warmed up the leader's chair for her teammate during a big part of the event but ended up finishing in ninth place.

Japan joins the Netherlands on the podium

Jorien ter Mors’ olympic record putt pressure on some of the best athletes on the distance including Japan’s greats Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi. Kodaira who had the best time after 600m could not hold on to her lead and ended up winning silver. Takagi who had the best opening 200m of the event faded faster than her teammate but her great time of 1:13.98 was enough to get on the podium, win the bronze and add a second medal to her Pyeongchang aventure. The other Japanese woman skating today, Arisa Go, finished 13th.

Canada and the others

Canada was represented by two athletes on 1000m. Kaylin Irvine from Calgary, Alberta finished 23rd while Heather Mclean from Winnipeg, Manitoba finished 25th. 2014 Sochi olympic champion on the distance, Zhang Hong from China, seemed uncomfortable on the ice and ended up in the 11th spot at the end. Vanessa Herzog from Austria and Heather Bergsma from the U.S.A., who both won on the distance during the World cup season, were probably hoping for more, but it just wasn’t their day. Herzog finished 5th while Bergsma ended up in 8th place.

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Results 1000m Ladies - 14 February 2018
1-Jorien ter Mors (NED) - 1.13,56 - OR TR SB
2-Nao Kodaira (JPN) - 1.13,82
3-Miho Takagi (JPN) - 1.13,98
4-Brittany Bowe (USA) - 1.14,36
5-Vanessa Herzog (AUT) - 1.14,47
6-Marrit Leenstra (NED) - 1.14,85
7-Karolina Erbanová (CZE) - 1.14,95
8-Heather Bergsma (USA) - 1.15,15
9-Ireen Wüst (NED) - 1.15,32
10-Ida Njåtun (NOR) - 1.15,43
11-Hong Zhang (CHN) - 1.15,67
12-Natalia Czerwonka (POL) - 1.15,77
13-Arisa Go (JPN) - 1.15,84
14-Hege Bøkko (NOR) - 1.15,98
15-Gabriele Hirschbichler (GER) - 1.16,03
16-Seung-Hi Park (KOR) - 1.16,11
17-Jing Yu (CHN) - 1.16,36(1)
18-Hyun-Yung Kim (KOR) 1.16,36(6)
19-Nikola Zdráhalová (CZE) - 1.16,43
20-Yu-Ting Huang (TPE) - 1.16,44
21-Ruining Tian (CHN) - 1.16,69
22-Angelina Golikova (RUS) - 1.16,85
23-Kaylin Irvine (CAN) - 1.16,90
24-Yekaterina Aydova (KAZ) - 1.17,09
25-Heather McLean (CAN) - 1.17,25
26-Judith Dannhauer (GER) - 1.17,41
27-Francesca Bettrone (ITA) - 1.17,83
28-Jerica Tandiman (USA) - 1.18,02
29-Karolina Bosiek (POL) - 1.18,53
30-Yvonne Daldossi (ITA) - 1.19,33
31-Michelle Uhrig (GER) - 1.20,81

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