Cyclist Marianne Vos ( 21) produced what the BBC called an ‘unstoppable performance’ to win Olympic gold in the women’s points race.
The reigning world champion finished on 30 points, ahead of Cuba’s Yoanka Gonzalez and Leire Olaberria of Spain, becoming the first Dutch woman to win the event.
In sailing, the women’s 470 team, three times world champions, took the silver on Monday morning, despite a poor start. At the weekend, the three-woman Yngling team also won silver.
At the weekend, rowers Kirsten van der Kolk and Marit van Eupen won the women’s lightweight double sculls. Later in the day came a second rowing medal as the women’s eight took a surprise silver.
At the velodrome, cycling’s three-times sprint world champion Theo Bos qualified for Monday’s quarter finals after struggling in the preliminary heats.
Elsewhere there was disappointment for the Dutch Olympics team. The footballers lost 2-1 to Argentina for a place in the semifinals.
And swimmer Marleen Veldhuis could only manage fifth in the 50m freestyle. The swimming team, which arrived in Beijing with high hopes, has only won one medal – gold in the women’s 100m relay. It is the worst Dutch result for swimming since 1996, says news agency ANP.
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