{
    "title": "Dutch win gold, silver in 1 500m",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Kjeld-Nuis-180213-Inaction-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Dutch speed skaters continued their dominance at the Olympic Games on Tuesday with world champion Kjeld Nuis powering to gold in the men's 1 500 metres ahead of compatriot Patrick Roest.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nSouth Korea's Kim Min-seok sparked wild celebrations by taking bronze to open the host nation's speed skating account at the Games.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nThe Netherlands has won eight of the 12 speed skating medals at the Games so far, including all four golds.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nNuis, the first reigning world champion to win Olympic gold in the distance, made a blistering start and finished in one minute 44.01 seconds despite losing speed on the final lap.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nSkating in the fourth pair of the evening, 22-year-old Roest set the time to beat, powering across the line in 1 minute 44.86 seconds.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nRacing after Nuis, Kim responded to the cheers of the crowd with a huge effort and made a late surge in the last two laps to finish 0.07 seconds behind Roest in third. <\/p>",
    "blurb": "Dutch speed skaters continued their dominance at the Olympic Games on Tuesday with world champion Kjeld Nuis powering to gold in the men's 1 500 metres ahead of compatriot Patrick Roest.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T15:09:28",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "Reuters",
    "img_credit": "Kjeld Nuis \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Winter Olympics",
    "videos": []
}