Sunday 31 May 2020

Speed skater Kjeld Nuis picks up his second gold medal of the Olympics

Kjeld Nuis celebrates his second gold medal. Photo: AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis picked up his second gold medal of the Winter Olympics on Friday with a convincing victory in the 1,000 metres.

A week ago, the 28-year-old Dutchman, who is at his first Olympics, won gold in the 1,500 metres.

Nuis, who was in the last race, completed the distance in 1.07.95. Silver went to Norway’s Håvard Lorentzen, Olympic champion in the 500 meters and the bronze was picked up by Korea’s Tae-Yun Kim.

Nuis’ second gold is the eighth for the Dutch team in total. In addition, the Dutch have six silver and four bronze medals and lie in fifth place in the medals table.

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