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.
The Netherlands' women short track skating team won bronze in the relay at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Tuesday. The Dutch team won the B-final, but still managed to snatch bronze in the A-final due to Canada and China being disqualified, NOS reports.
The team consisted of Jorien ter Mors, Yara van Kerkhof, Suzanne Shculting and Lara van Ruijven. They broke a world record in the B-final wit a time of 4:03:471, according to the broadcaster.
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.
The Winter Olympics kick off in Peyonchang, South Korea on Friday. People in the Netherlands can watch the opening ceremony live from 11:50 a.m. on NPO 1.
The Netherlands has 33 athletes participating in the Winter Olympics this year. Though only 11 of them will take part in the opening ceremony. The other 22 couldn't fit the opening ceremony into their training schedule - many of the Dutch athletes will come into action on Saturday and Sunday, according to RTL Nieuws.
With the Winter Olympics starting on Friday, top Dutch athletes are heading to South Korea to participate. When they get there, their accommodations in Gangneung will be ready and waiting for them.
During the Olympics, from February 9th to 23rd, the Dutch team will share luxury accommodations with athletes from Great Britain in tower 806. Take a peek inside the athletes' digs in the video below.
Chef de Mission Mauritz Hendriks is disappointed in the number of medals the Netherlands won at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which finished on Sunday. All in all the Dutch team, TeamNL, won a total of 19 medals, the last one a silver won by Nouchka Fontijn
Dutch judoka Anicka van Emden snagged a bronze medal in the up to 63 kilograms class at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. "I'm so happy. This was the only thing I wanted, and I knew it was now or never. This is my first and probably my last Games", the 29-year-old Van Emden said
Yuri van Gelder's Olympic dream is over. The 33-year-old gymnast was put out of the Olympic team and sent home on Monday after he celebrated his successful qualification for the apparatus finals with an all-night party on Saturday.