The Dutch Winter Olympic campaign ended this weekend with both Irene Schouten and Koen Verweij picking up bronze in the mass start race.
In total, the Dutch finished the competition in fifth place with 20 medals – eight gold, six silver and six bronze – five above the target and four fewer than at the Sochi games.
The medal haul has generated over €400,000 for the winning athletes. Top earner, with gold in the 1,500 metres and two silvers, is Ireen Wust, who wins a medal bonus of €45,500.
A gold medal delivers €25,500 to the winner, silver €19,125 and bronze €12,750, although the total amount goes down a little if they win more than one.
Esmee Visser, surprise winner of the 5,000 gold medal, found herself back in the spotlight on Saturday when she was seated next to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president, to watch the mass start final.
‘She didn’t really understand what was going on, so I explained it to her a bit,’ said Visser, who was earlier congratulated on her win by king Willem-Alexander, Roger Federer and Usain Bolt, broadcaster NOS reported.
Great way to end an amazing day, watching Mass Start Speed Skating with these outstanding Olympians and new friends! #PyeongChang2018 #WinterOlympics2018 #WinterOlympics #TeamUSA 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/8g3TF26tVE
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 24, 2018
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