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Dutchwoman ter Mors breaks Olympic record to win women's 1,000m speed skating

IANS  |  PyeongChang 

Holland's broke the Olympic record as she upset title favourite and world record holder of to win the women's 1,000 metres at the PyeongChang here on Wednesday.

Finishing in one minute and 13.56 seconds, Mors shattered the old Olympic record of 1:13.83, which was set by of the at the Games in 2002, reports

had struggled with this season on the way of winning her third Olympic gold medal in her third appearance in the sport at

Moreover, she has won all three of her gold medals in Olympic record times including the 1,500m and team pursuit at the Sochi Games in 2014.

"I'm really happy. I worked really hard. I had a lot of struggles at the beginning of the season. Did some changes towards and it paid off so happy to be here (as) Olympic champion. It means a lot," said

"The best one (medal) I have here when I work really hard and then at the right moment being in shape, doing this. It's great."

Ter Mors' victory also extended Dutch speed skaters' title winning streak to five at PyeongChang as they have reaped nine medals out of 15 on offer in five events so far.

Kodaira had to settle for the silver medal with 0.26 seconds behind and the bronze medal went to Japanese in 1:13.98.

Sochi Olympic champion Zhang Hong of finished 11th at 1:15.67.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 20:24 IST