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Dutch woman brings home short track relay gold medal

The Dutch Winter Olympic team became a little wealthier after the women’s short track team won the gold medal at the 3000m relay event. Yarra Vankelhof, Selma Poutsma, Suzanne Schulting and Shandra Fersheboa set new Olympic records and stood in front of Korean and Chinese teams.

This is the 12th Dutch medal at these Olympics. Dutch athletes have already won six gold, four silver and two bronze, with the exception of one in speed skating or short track speed skating.

Proud of Groningen

Half of the winning Dutch quartets have strong ties to Groningen.

Born and raised in the region, Suzanne Schulting has won her third medal in Beijing, has already won an individual gold medal in a 1000-meter race, and is second in a 500-meter event. .. She is 24 years old, Schulting, she has already participated in the second Olympics and she was elected to the Dutch Sportsman of the Year in 2018.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old RUG student Xandra Velzeboer, who participates in her first Olympic expedition, comes from a family of short-track athletes. Her aunt Monique won gold, silver and bronze at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Short track was still just a demonstration sport there. Felzebourg’s father Mark and his other aunt Simone also participated in the 1992 Albertville Olympics with Monique.

The next speed skating and short track event will take place on Tuesday 15th.



Dutch woman brings home short track relay gold medal

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