and now it’s time to leave and turn to dust
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by Carmen Gonzalez
Second medal sweep in three days! Michel Mulder won the 500m Olympic speed skating gold with a combined time from his two races of 69.31sec, beating compatriot Jan Smeekens by just 0.01sec. Ronald Mulder, the twin brother of Michel, took bronze. The Netherlands join the Soviet Union as the only NOCs that have won all six individual distances in Olympic speed skating. This was their first win in 500m in Olympic history.
Congratulations to Kamil Stoch, Poland’s Olympic Champion.