Esmee Visser wins women's 5000m


Esmee Visser continues the Netherlands' speed skating dominance by winning the 5000m.

Visser broke her personal record by over six seconds in the win. 

The Dutch have now taken 6 of 7 speed skating gold medals.

Following Visser, are Martina Sablikova (CZE) and Natalia Voronina (OAR).

With the silver Sablikova missed out on being the third speed skater to win three straight gold medals in an event.

Sablikova had been unstoppable in the 5000m since 2007, winning two Olympic gold medals and nine world championships in the event.

Annouk van der Weijden (NED) set the pace early with a 6:54.17 in the first pair of the event, but would miss out on bronze by .19.

"It was a personal best, which is always good. Now I have to wait and see what it is worth," van der Weijden said following the race.

At 45 years and 359 days old, five-time gold medlaist Claudia Pechstein showed signs of her age finishing in eighth.

Carlijn Schoutens (USA) completed a time of 7:13.28. The PyeongChang will serve as a learning experience for the 23-year old who concluded her Olympic participation today after competing in the 3000m as well.