Dutchman Thomas Krol won gold in the men's 1,000m at Beijing 2022, handing the Netherlands its 11th medal in speed skating overall at this year's Games.
The 29-year-old’s victory also makes the Netherlands the first country to win three consecutive gold medals in this discipline.
Krol made up for his earlier disappointment when he had to settle for silver in the men’s 1,500m after finishing behind compatriot Kjeld Nuis.
"This is just fantastic. I'm crazy happy with this gold medal," Krol said afterwards.
"In comparison to the 1,500m, I didn't expect it to happen. When I saw my time, I wasn't really sure it would be enough. The one time (like in the 1,500m) you think it's enough, and it isn't, the other time you think it's not enough and then it is.
"This is really a dream coming true. I don't have proper words for it. Well, I do have words, of course, otherwise the interview would be pretty boring (laughs). This is something you hope for for so long."
Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil won silver with Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen of Norway taking bronze in Friday's final.