World Championships

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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Dec 16 '15 08:18

Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt

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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.

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Dec 4 '14 11:11

On Wednesday at the Wourld Championships short course in Doha, the Dutch swimmers won gold with a world record in the 4 X 200 meter freestyle.

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