Sochi Olympics 2014 speed skating results: Jorien ter Mors sets Olympic mark in win

Ryan Pierse

The 24-year-old Dutch skater made Olympic history and led the Netherlands in sweeping the medals for the 1500m.

SB Nation 2014 Winter Olympic Coverage

In a sport where races and medals come down to hundreds and thousandths of a second, Jorien ter Mors left absolutely no doubt who the best 1500-meter speed skater in the world is on Sunday. Ter Mors, a 24-year-old Dutch skater who ordinarily specializes on the short track, stunned the Sochi crowd and set an Olympic record with a 1:53.51 mark en route to the gold medal.

At the time of ter Mors' race -- the ninth of 18 in the 1500m finals -- the only competitor who was even close to ter Mors' time was Olga Fatkulina of Russia, and ter Mors had beaten Fatkulina's mark by 4.37 seconds.

There were more Dutch skaters to come, and once again the Netherlands swept the medals in this race. Fellow Dutch skater Ireen Wust recorded a 1:54.09 to make things somewhat respectable. Rounding out the medals was -- you guessed it -- another Dutch competitor, this time Lotte van Beek, who finished 1.03 seconds behind ter Mors.

To rub it in, the Netherlands added fourth-place finisher Marrit Leenstra, who was 2.89 seconds back from ter Mors. Russian Yuliya Skokova was five hundredths of a second behind Leenstra to take fifth place, lest you think only the Dutch showed up to this race.

With this event in the books, the Netherlands now own an astonishing 16 of the 24 medals handed out in speed skating thus far. The Dutch will need to capture just three of the last 12 medals still waiting to be awarded in the discipline in order to secure over half of all the speed skating medals for the Olympiad; at this point, that seems extraordinarily likely.

American Heather Richardson finished seventh, 4.09 seconds behind ter Mors and 3.06 seconds out of medal contention.

Full results of all 36 skaters are here at Sochi2014.com.

More on the Winter Olympics:

SB Nation's Winter Olympics medal tracker | Meet Team USA

Russia ignores hockey loss to Team USA | #Lookit

Accidental Selfie Grandma is the star of the Olympics

Remembering the 1980 Miracle on Ice | Longform: Team USA's disaster in 1984

Hockey: Men’s schedule | All 12 men’s rosters | USA roster analysis

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.