Sochi: Ter Mors zooms to new speed record

Jorien ter Mors broke a 12-year-old Olympic record to grab gold in the 1500 metres speed skating final in Sochi.

Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors

The 24-year-old Dutchwoman, who came fourth in Saturday's short track 1,500m final, overcame that disappointment with a time of one minute 53.51 seconds that blitzed the field.

She beat defending champion Ireen Wust into second, who was on course to overhaul her countrywoman early on but eventually posted a time of 1min 54.09secs.

And Lotte van Beek made it a clean sweep of medals for Holland, clocking 1:54.54.

The Dutch filled the top four places, as Marrit Leenstra was pushed out of the podium places at the death.



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