BEIJING (AP) — Kai Verbij was the reigning world champion in speedskating's 1,000 meters.
The Dutch star really liked his chances of winning a medal Friday at the Beijing Olympics.
BEIJING (AP) — Thomas Krol's third attempt to make it to his first Olympics ended with a gold medal.
The Dutch speedskater won the 1,000 meters on Friday, giving the Netherlands its third straight Olympic title in the event.
Thomas Krol believed he was going to the Olympics four years ago. The speedskater finished third at the Dutch trials, and then politics intervened.
The national federation named Kai Verbij to the team for Pyeongchang.