Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

​Dutch speed skaters sweep the podium on Day 9 in Sochi

Published time: February 17, 2014 00:09
First-placed Jorien ter Mors (C) of the Netherlands jumps on the podium, as second-placed Ireen Wust (L) of the Netherlands and third-placed Lotte Van Beek (R) of the Netherlands look on, during the flower ceremony for the women's 1,500 metres speed skating event at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014 (Reuters / Issei Kato)

First-placed Jorien ter Mors (C) of the Netherlands jumps on the podium, as second-placed Ireen Wust (L) of the Netherlands and third-placed Lotte Van Beek (R) of the Netherlands look on, during the flower ceremony for the women's 1,500 metres speed skating event at the Adler Arena during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 16, 2014 (Reuters / Issei Kato)

After a perfect performance in the women’s 1,500m speed skating, the Dutch team turned the podium orange, jumping to 2nd place in the overall medal count. Day 9 of the Olympics was cut short, with the men’s biathlon rescheduled due to poor weather.

Sunday’s competitions have witnessed plenty of Curling matchups with Swedes triumph in both men’s and women’s matches. Women’s curling team eliminated the Russia at the Ice Cube Curling Center. Men were victorious over the United States, 6-4.

Team Russia displayed great performance at the two-man bobsleigh event, with Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda now leading after the first day of competition at the Sanki Sliding Centre.

Read more on Day 9 exciting action at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Russia's pilot Alexander Zubkov (front) and Alexey Voevoda start a run during the men's two-man bobsleigh competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014 (Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann)

Gold medallist Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic poses with silver medallist Canada's Dominique Maltais (R) and bronze medallist France's Chloe Trespeuch (L) during the victory ceremony for the women's snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 16, 2014 (Reuters / Eric Gaillard)

Comments (2)

 

Jan 17.02.2014 07:09

I invite Freaky to attend skating here in Netherlands and experience the positive atmosphere. You won't be bored.

 

Freaky 17.02.2014 03:10

How boring, Is that the only sport they know in Holland
I heard that skating is not so a big sport in he world, so there is not so much competition.
It' s no surprise the podium get's orange.

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or

Name

Password

Show password

Register

or Register

Request a new password

Send

or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:

OK

or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile

X

Name

New password

Retype new password

Current password

Save

Cancel

Follow us

Follow us