Dutch-American speed skater picks Team USA for Olympics

Carlijn Schouten places for Olympic Games for team USA
Carlijn Schouten places for Olympic Games for team USA. Photo: @TeamUSA / Twitter

Dutch-American skater Carlijn Schoutens will be taking part in the Olympic Games on behalf of the United States. The 23-year-old skater placed with a 3 thousand meters winning time of 4.14,03 in Milwaukee on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

Schoutens was born in the U.S., but moved to the Netherlands at a young age. She's skated for the Netherlands several times since, but decided to skate under the American flag since the 2014/2015 season.

"This has been a goal for me for a long time. The fact that I achieved it is incredible" Schouten said on Tuesday. 

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