Dutch athlete Jorien ter Mors has smashed the Olympic record to take women's 1500m gold as the Netherlands swept the medals, tightening their grip on the speed skating competition in Sochi.
Ter Mors - racing in the ninth pair - went almost 4.5sec quicker than then race leader Olga Fatkulina of Russia, setting a mark of 1min 53.51sec that not even her Dutch rivals could match.
Defending champion Ireen Wust, who has already won the 3000m and taken silver in the 1000m, came second, 0.58sec behind ter Mors while Lotte van Beek (1:54.54) took bronze.
The Dutch now have five speed skating golds in Sochi. Sixteen of 17 of their medals won so far have come in speed skating, with the other in short track.
Wust, the 2010 1500m gold medallist, collected her third medal of the Sochi Games after 3000m gold and 1000m silver.
Ter Mors, 24, has added speed skating to short track in Sochi, having competed in short track in Vancouver in 2010.
She was fourth in the short track 1500m and sixth in the 500m in Sochi.
The Dutch had already swept the podiums in the men's 5000m and 500m.