The speedskating team from the Netherlands continued its dominance of the sport on Monday, sweeping its second event and winning gold for the first time ever in the men's 500-meters.
The Dutch have long been known for their strength at longer distances, but in Monday's sprint, Michel Mulder beat out his teammate Jan Smeekens by the smallest of margins to capture the gold. Mulder's twin brother Ronald bounced back from a sub-par first race to capture the bronze and complete the sweep.
Defending Olympic and world champion Mo Tae Bum of Korea made a good push, but both he and the strong Japanese team were ultimately shut out of the medals.
Not a good day for Team USA. In a distance that's not considered his strongest, Shani Davis was the top American finisher, in 24th place.
The dominating Dutch have now won all three gold meals so far at Adler Arena. They've picked up all six medals available on the men's side and seven of nine altogether.
It's another amazing performance for the Netherlands in speedskating.
Gold: Michel Mulder - Netherlands 69.31 seconds
Silver: Jan Smeekens - Netherlands 69.32 seconds
Bronze: Ronald Mulder - Netherlands 69.46 seconds
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