The Dutch again conquered all podium places in the men's 1,000 meters in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

The victory went to Thomas Krol, who defeated Kjeld Nuis in a direct duel.

Otterspeer, who was disqualified in the second 500 meters for forgetting to wear a transponder, came in third.

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The 29-year-old Krol had an excellent start against Nuis and kept up his high pace throughout the remainder of the course.

With a time of 1.06.44, the Jumbo-Visma driver was no less than four tenths of a second faster than Nuis, who finished second in 1.06.86.

With his silver medal, Nuis recovered from his lousy 1,500 meters on Saturday.

The reigning Olympic champion finished eleventh in the skating mile and said afterwards that he was concerned about his form.

Otterspeer finished third with 1.06.95, which meant a new personal record for the Jumbo-Visma skater.

For the third World Cup race in a row, the podium in the men's 1,000 meters consisted exclusively of Dutch people.

Otterspeer won the first World Cup in Poland last month, after which the second World Cup became a prey for Krol.

Kai Verbij was not involved.

The reigning world champion remained above 1.07 with 1.07.03 and finished fifth, narrowly behind Norwegian Håvard Lorentzen (1.07.00).

Merijn Scheperkamp finished twelfth in a new personal best of 1.07.46.

Hein Otterspeer was disqualified in the second 500 meters in Salt Lake City.

Hein Otterspeer was disqualified in the second 500 meters in Salt Lake City.

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Otterspeer disqualified in second 500 meters

Earlier in the day, Otterspeer was disqualified in the second 500 meters.

The Jumbo-Visma driver had defeated Kai Verbij in a direct duel, but turned out not to be wearing a transponder, after which he was put back in the result.

Wataru Morishige won the 500 meters by being the only rider to dive under 34 seconds.

The 33-year-old Otterspeer recorded a time of 34.26 seconds in the Utah Olympic Oval, which would have placed him seventh in the second 500 meters.

However, the experienced sprinter had to give up his time because he was not wearing a transponder, which is mandatory under the regulations of the international skating federation ISU.

Otterspeer had recorded 34.36 in his first round on Friday, which made him faster than Verbij and the Netherlands' best driver in the 500 meters.

Reigning Dutch champion Verbij was now ninth in 34.31.

This made him a lot faster than Friday (34.47).

Wataru Morishige won the 500 meters by being the only rider to dive under 34 seconds.

Wataru Morishige won the 500 meters by being the only rider to dive under 34 seconds.

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Morishige runs under 34 seconds

Surprisingly, the victory went to Wataru Morishige, who was the only skater under 34 seconds.

The Japanese clocked 33.99 and was one hundredth of a second faster than the Russian number two Artem Arefyev.

Reigning world champion Laurent Dubreuil was third in 34.05.

Favorites Tingyu Gao and Viktor Mushtakov failed to set time in Salt Lake City.

Gao, who won the first round at the first World Cup race in Poland, started wrong, while Mushtakov stepped on a block in the penultimate stage against Tatsuya Shinhama and fell.

Dai Dai N'tab improved significantly from last Friday's first round.

The Jumbo-Visma driver clocked 34.34, with which he took eleven hundredths of his time on Friday.

He finished tenth.

Merijn Scheperkamp finished twelfth with 34.53.

See also: Overview: Salt Lake City World Cup results and program

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