Netherlands Wins Gold In Women’s Speed Skating 3000 Meter Upset

Feb 13, 2022, 5:11 AM | Updated: 5:14 am
BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 13: Suzanne Schulting of Team Netherlands celebrates winning the Gold med...
BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 13: Suzanne Schulting of Team Netherlands celebrates winning the Gold medal in a new Olympic Record time of 4:03.40 during the Women's 3000m Relay Final A on day nine of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Beijing, China.

SALT LAKE CITY – Team Netherlands opened up a large lead with eight laps remaining and would hold on to win gold in the women’s 3000 meter speed skating final.

The women’s 3000 meter relay final was held on Sunday, February 13 at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China.

The favorites coming in to the final, South Korea finished with silver and host country China came in third for bronze.

The first place finish is the first medal for the Netherlands in the 3000m event.

Team USA came in fourth during the B final after not qualifying for the medal round.

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