Speed skating: Dutch win men's team pursuit

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Posted: Feb 22, 2014 10:14 AM

By Patrick Johnston

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Netherlands won the men's team pursuit speed skating title in an Olympic record time at the Adler Arena on Saturday.

South Korea lost to the Dutch in the final and took silver with Poland claiming bronze.

The Dutch trio of Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen and Koen Verweij traded the lead with the Koreans in the opening stages before pulling away to win the eight lap race in three minutes 37.71 seconds, three seconds ahead.

Poland edged defending champions Canada in the bronze medal race.

(Reporting by Patrick Johnston; Editing by Peter Rutherford)