gold medal

Bibian Mentel
Mar 12 '18 12:00

Bibian Mentel won the Netherlands first gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Peyonchang on Monday. She took gold in the snowboard cross. Silver also went to the Netherlands with Lisa Bunschoten coming in second place. Chris Vos also won silver in the men's snowboard cross, NU.nl reports.

2018 Winter Olympics medal
Feb 26 '18 08:43

The Dutch athletes that participated in the are returning to the Netherlands on Monday, bringing 20 medals with them. They will be welcomed back and honored at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Monday evening, RTL Nieuws reports.

Winter Olympics 2018 Gold Medal
Feb 22 '18 14:40

Short tracker Suzanne Schulting won the Olympic title in the 1,000 meters - the first Dutch short track skater to win gold at the Olympic Games. Silver went to Canadian Kim Boutin, and bronze went to Italian skater Arianna Fontana, NOS reports.

Schulting had an amazing finale. She started in second position, but quickly took the lead by overtaking Boutin. After that she did not suffer from the pushing and pulling behind her, and stayed in first place until the end.

"I just started skating and stayed on one. I really still can't believe it", an overjoyed Schultin told NOS. 

Winter Olympics 2018 Gold Medal
Feb 16 '18 15:40

With a sensational race, skater Esmee Visser won gold in the 5 kilometers at her first ever Olympic Games on Thursday. She is also only the second Dutch woman to win the longest distance, after Yvonne van Gennip, NOS reports.

"Really great, I have no words for it", Visser said in a first reaction to her Olympic title.

Jorien ter Mors at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Feb 14 '18 16:00

Skater Jorien ter Mors won a gold medal on the 1,000 meters at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Wednesday. She finished with an Olympic record time of 1:13:56. Silver and bronze went to Japanese skaters Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi, NOS reports.

"I am so happy, it was simply a perfect race", Ter Mors said after her win. 

This is not Ter Mors' first Olympic gold. Four years ago she won the Olympic title on the 1,500 meters in Sotsji. She will also be racing the 500 meters on Sunday. 

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Feb 13 '18 14:10

Dutch skaters won three medals within 30 minutes at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Tuesday. Yara van Kerkhof won silver in the women's 500 meters. And Kjeld Nuis and Patrick Roest won gold and silver in the men's 1,500 meters, NOS reports.

Irene Wust after winning gold in the 3,000m in the Winter Olympics 2014
Feb 13 '18 10:07

Dutch skaters Ireen Wüst and Marrit Leenstra filled two of the three podium spots for the 1,500 meters at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung on Monday. Wüst won gold with a time of 1:54:35, two tenths of a second faster than favorite Miho Takagi from Japan. Leenstra took bronze, ending 0.92 seconds behind Wüst, NOS reports. 

Fourth place also went to a Dutch skater - Lotte van Beek just missed the podium, ending just one hundredth of a second behind Leenstra. 

Sven Kramer
Feb 12 '18 11:50

Dutch skater Sven Kramer won gold in the 5 thousand meter track skating at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung on Sunday. Not only did he finish in a record time of 6,09.76, but this is also his third consecutive Olympic medal for the 5 thousand meters. With that Kramer goes down in history as the first ever man to win the same Olympic skating event three times in a row, NOS reports.

Jan Smeekens
Feb 10 '17 12:35

Dutch skater Jan Smeekens won the gold medal in the World Championships Single Distance 500 meters at the Gangneung Olympic track on Friday. He is the first Dutch ever to win gold for 500 meters, NU.nl reports.

Smeekens finished with a time of 34.58, winning his gold medal. Nico Ihle (Germany) took silver with 34.66 and Ruslan Murashov (Russia) took bronze with 34.76. 

The 500 meters Single Distance was first raced in 1996. Since then the gold medal went to Japan seven times, South Korea five times, Canada three times, Russia twice and now once to the Netherlands. 

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Aug 16 '16 07:33

Two Dutch women made the Netherlands proud at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Sharon van Rouwendaal came in first in the 10 km open water swimming. And gymnast Sanne Wevers became the first Dutch gymnast to win an individual gold medal at the Games by taking first place in the individual beam final

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Aug 8 '16 07:29

Cyclists Anna van der Breggen won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 26-year-old triumphed in the final sprint of the leading group, only overtaking Mara Abbott in the last few hundred meters before the finish line

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Aug 28 '15 15:22

Athlete Dafne Schippers won the gold medal in the 200 meter dash at the athletics World Championships in Peking on Friday - the first Dutch woman ever to do so.

Feb 13 '14 20:08

The Winter Olympics in Sochi will go on until February 23, but only 6 days into the games the Dutch team has managed to win a record number of medals of 12.

Feb 10 '14 19:34

Michel Mulder won Olympic Gold on the 500 m skating in Sochi, the first gold medal in Dutch history on the short track.

Oct 22 '13 04:25

At the final day of the world cup events in Doha, Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the 100 meter freestyle and so won her second gold medal during the events.

The Olympian champion, who won a day earlier already the 50 meter freestyle, was too quick for her competitors. She leaded the race from the start and ended with 52.29 seconds. This time is about one second slower than the world record of 4 years ago, but that was achieved with the now forbidden polyurethane swimming suit.

Oct 21 '13 04:57

After the won race in Dubai, Ranomi Kromowidjojo won again in Doha at the 50 meter freestyle. The world record swimmer (23.24 seconds) finished in Doha at 23.69 seconds during the finals.

During the finals of the world cup events in Doha, none of the competitors came near to the time of Kromowidjojo. The German Dorothea Brandt finished at 24.27 seconds and the Danish Jeanette Ottesen Gray finished for Bronze at 24.33 seconds. Dutch Inge Dekker just missed a spot on the stage with 24.52 seconds.

Oct 7 '13 03:00

Reigning Olympic champion Epke Zonderland won the gold medal at the high bar at the world championships in Antwerp.

In a very exciting final,  Zonderland beat his main competitor Fabian Hambüchen from Germany and although his exercise was not perfect he could climb the number one spot at the ceremonies.

After winning the European championship in 2011 and his amazing victory at the Olympics in London last year, it was now time to win the world championship.

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