Kjeld Nuis enjoyed redemption in Salt Lake City ©ISU

Kjeld Nuis enjoyed redemption as the Dutch dominated the final day of the International Skating Union World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City.

The double Olympic champion won the men's 1,500 metres title at Utah Olympic Oval to regain the crown he last won in 2017.

Nuis won gold at Pyeongchang 2018 in both the 1,500m and 1,000m but suffered disappointment over the shorter distance in Salt Lake City yesterday, when he was pushed into second by Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov who took his world record.

He also endured a traumatic build-up to the event after missing the Dutch World Championship trials due to illness.

The country selected him anyway, leading to an unsuccessful challenge from the overlooked Koen Verweij.

His victory today in a time of 1min 41.66sec means Nuis now boasts four world titles.

"It's been such a tough run-up," he said.

"I missed the two most beautiful tournaments in Thialf [Dutch Championships] and the European Championships in Heerenveen.

"Then I was beaten by half-a-second last week and yesterday even by more than a second. 

"It was quite hard to keep confidence." 

Kulizhnikov, who also won the 500m title, did not skate in the 1,500m.

Dutchman Thomas Krol won silver in 1:41.73 as he attempted to defend his title from last year.

Bronze went to American Joey Mantia who clocked a personal best of 1:42.16 to grab a medal on home ice.

Ireen Wüst added to her impressive medal collection ©ISU
Ireen Wüst added to her impressive medal collection ©ISU

The Dutch won two more gold medals as the competition due to a close.

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ireen Wüst took home the women's 1,500m title, defending the crown she won last year and winning it for a fifth time in all.

The Pyeongchang 2018 winner over the distance now has 14 gold medals from the Championships after her time of 1:50.92.

"I was very good today and I did what I had to do," Wüst said.

"If the conditions would have been the same as last season, a world record would have been possible. 

"You have to be a bit lucky for that, but that doesn't take anything away from this gold medal."

Two Russians completed the podium with Evgeniia Lalenkova clocking 1:51.13 and Elizaveta Kazelina 1:51.41.

Japan's favourite Miho Takagi had beaten Wüst by 1.65 seconds at the Calgary World Cup last weekend but could only manage fourth.

Jorrit Bergsma won the men's mass start for the Dutch after the distance specialist missed out in both the 5,000m and 10,000m.

The Sochi 2014 Olympic champion now has five world gold medals after coming home in front of Canadians Jordan Belchos and Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu.

Canada's Ivanie Blondin won the women's mass start title for the second time, regaining the crown she first claimed in 2016.

Kim Bo-reum was second with Irene Schouten of The Netherlands third.

The Dutch ended top of the medals table with seven golds, five silver and two bronze.