Thursday, February 10, 2022

Oly Wood

What were the odds that a Dutch athlete would be easy on the eyes? More of gold-medal-winning speed skater Kjeld Nuis BELOW.

UPI reports that Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands won the gold metal Tuesday in men's 1500m speed-skating after beating Thomas Krol, also of the Netherlands, who broke a 20-year-old Olympic record.

U.S. skater Derek Parra set the previous Olympic record of 1:43.95 in Salt Lake City in 2002. Krol clocked in at 1.43.55, beating that record in the Beijing Olympic Winter Games, but Nuis stormed to the finish line at 1:43.21, some .34 seconds faster than Krol.

Nuis also won the gold metal for the 1500m in the last Winter Olympic Games held in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which makes him the first back-to-back 1500m champion since Johann Olav Koss, who won in Albertville, France, in 1992 and Lillehammer, Norway, in 1994.

Republic of Korea's Kim Minseok, whose time was 1:44.24, and also finished third in the event four years ago, won another bronze medal.

 Thomas Krol of the Netherlands (L), Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands (C) and Minseok Kim of South Korea smile during a victory ceremony for the Men's 1500m Speed Skating event at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

1 comment:

j said...

We have a winner! Speed skaters are always hot remember Eric Heiden and his Gold medal thighs