The Netherlands have continued their strong performance at the International Skating Union World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Baselga Di Piné, picking up two more gold medals today after winning two on day one.
At the outdoor Ice Rink Piné in Italy the Dutch won both finals at 1,000 metres.
The women’s race was taken by Michelle de Jong, who also picked up a bronze medal in the 500m yesterday.
She took gold this time out in 1min 17.682sec, ahead of her compatriot Fernke Kok, a silver medallist yesterday.
Kok came second in 1:18.161, while Poland gained the bronze through Karolina Bosiek in 1:18.615.
She won the silver medal in yesterday’s 1,500m final.
In the men’s 1,000m Janno Botman won in 1:11.251.
That time saw him beat yesterday’s 1,500m champion Jaewon Chung from South Korea, who came second with a personal best time of 1:11.609.
Russia’s Stepan Chistiakov also set a new personal best to come third in 1:11.921.
After The Netherlands dominated the early races, Norway’s Ragne Wiklund beat Dutchwoman Robin Groot to win the third gold of the day in the women’s 3,000m.
The 18-year-old won in 4:20.018, beating Groot by just 0.22 seconds.
Bosiek gained her third medal of the Championships as the Pole finished third in 4:20.269.
The last race of the day, the men’s 5,000m, was the only one in which The Netherlands failed to win a medal.
Germany took the gold medal through Lukas Mann in 6:41.512, who crossed the line ahead of Norway’s Hallgeir Engebraten and Russia’s Daniil Aldoshkin.
They managed times of 6:42.416 and 6:46.058 respectively.
Tomorrow on the final day of the Championships the team events are scheduled to go ahead, as will both the men’s and women’s mass start races.