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Dutch speed skater Stefan Groothuis wins men’s 1000m race in Sochi

February 12, 2014, 19:41 UTC+3 SOCHI
Canada’s Denny Morrison took silver, and Michel Mulder from the Netherlands secured the bronze medal
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Stefan Groothuis

Stefan Groothuis

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SOCHI, February 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Dutch speed skater Stefan Groothuis won gold in men’s 1000-meter race at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the southern Russian resort of Sochi on Wednesday.

Canada’s Denny Morrison took silver, and Michel Mulder from the Netherlands secured the bronze medal.

Russia’s Denis Yuskov was in 17th place (1:09.81), Alexei Yesin was 18th (1:09.93), Dmitry Lobkov came 27th (1:10.65), and Igor Bogolyubsky 39th (1:12.85).

Groothuis was born on November 23, 1981 in the town of Wierden in the east of the Netherlands. He is the 2012 world champion in 1000m and the bronze medalist of the 2011 world cup in 1000m.

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