Esmee Visser continued the Netherlands' speed skating dominance winning the 5000m. Entering the race, Visser was not considered a medal contender, shocking even herself with the win.
The U.S. team had been hoping she will provide some early momentum for a team seeking to bounce back from the zero-medal performance at the Sochi Games four years.
Carlijn Schoutens wants to bring the best of both worlds to the ice at the Olympics. She is American but has Dutch blood running through her veins. Can't hurt when you are competing at the Olympic speedskating...
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