Stefan Groothuis Wins Olympic Gold In Men’s 1,000M
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Stefan Groothuis gave the Netherlands another gold medal in speedskating, upsetting two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis in the 1,000 meters Wednesday.
Groothuis posted a time of 1 minute, 8.39 seconds at Adler Arena, earning the fourth gold medal in five speedskating events for the Dutch at these Winter Games.
For good measure, 500 champion Michel Mulder took the bronze, giving the Netherlands 10 out of a possible 15 medals overall through the first five events.
Canada’s Denny Morrison took the silver in 1:08.43. He wasn’t even scheduled to compete in the event, but got in when a teammate gave up his spot.
Mulder was third in 1:08.74
Davis was attempting to become the first man to win the same speedskating event at three straight Olympics. He finished eighth in 1:09.12.
Source: Associated Press
Tags: 2014 Sochi Olympics