Golden girls: Dutch women take short track relay title

BEIJING - Yara van Kerkhof, Selma Poutsma, Suzanne Schulting en Xandra Velzeboer van TeamNL juichen na het winnen van de finale op de 3.000 meter aflossing shorttrack tijdens de finale op de negende dag van de Olympische Winterspelen 2022 in Beijing, China. ANP KOEN VAN WEEL
The team celebrate. Photo: Koen van Weel ANP

The Dutch women’s team has won gold in the short track relay event at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Yara van Kerkhof, Selma Poutsma, Suzanne Schulting and Xandra Velzeboer took the title over 3,000 metres in a new Olympic record time. It is Schulting’s third medal of the games.

South Korea took the silver medal and China the bronze.

There was disappointment for the Dutch women in the 500 metres, with none of the three finalists qualifying for a medal position.

The Netherlands is currently fourth in medals table with12 – six gold, four silver and two bronze.

There are no Dutch skaters in action on Monday.

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