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Versatile Ter Mors leads another Dutch sweep

Published: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 9:47 a.m. CDT
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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands acknowledges the crowd after setting a new Olympic record in the women's 1,500-meter race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Jorien ter Mors led another Dutch sweep in Olympic speedskating, beating favorite Ireen Wust in the women's 1,500 meters Sunday and setting up a shot at becoming the first skater to win medals in both long and short track.

Skating in an early pairing, Ter Mors turned in a stunning time of 1 minute, 53.51 seconds, an Olympic record and the second-fastest time ever at sea level. The only skater to go faster was Wust at the Dutch Olympic trials in December.

Wust settled for silver this time, with the bronze going to Lotte van Beek of the Netherlands.

Ter Mors just missed a short track medal Saturday, finishing fourth in the 1,500 at the Iceberg Skating Palace next door. She has another chance in the 1,000, which begins Tuesday.

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