Gold for first time Dutchman in world speed skating sprint

Dutchman Michel Mulder took the World sprint speed skating title in Salt Lake City this weekend, in his debut turnout in the competition.

The sprint title goes to the skater showing most consistency in two 500m and two 1,000m races over a weekend.

Second was Pekka Koskela of Finland and third was the Netherlands’ Hein Otterspeer.

Mulder, who has twin brother, is also a champion inline skater and took the world 500 m title last year.

Thijsje Oenema was the highest placed of the Dutch women in fourth place, with the title going to Heather Richardson of the US.

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