The Dutch ice skaters at the Winter Olympics surprised friend and foe alike. Saturday 8 February Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the 5,000 meter long track respectively. On Sunday it was Ireen Wüst's turn to win a gold medal in the 3,000 meters. This winning streak continued on Monday, when Michel Mulder, Jan Smeekens and Ronald jointly climbed the podium in Sochi after the 500 meter sprint. Last but not least, Margot Boer managed to win bronze at the 500 meters for women.