European champion Esme Visser earned gold in the women's 3,000m at the FISU World University Speed Skating Championship ©Getty Images

European champion Esme Visser earned gold in the women's 3,000 metres at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Speed Skating Championship in Amsterdam.

The Dutch 24-year-old has already enjoyed success on the senior stage, claiming her second European 3,000m title in Heerenven this year. 

She also has an Olympic gold medal in the 5,000m, won at Pyeongchang 2018. 

Visser understandably dominated in her race at the outdoor Jaap Eden ice rink, with compatriots Sterre Jonkers and Sanne in 't Hof finishing second and third. 

There was more success for The Netherlands in the men's 5,000m, with Victor Ramler topping the podium.

Fellow Dutch skier Jeroen Janissen took bronze, while Ethan Cepuran of the United States finished in between the two for silver. 

Action in the 500m races also took place, with Yamato Matsui of Japan winning the men's race, trailed by compatriot Wataru Morishige in third place. 

Ignat Golovatjuk of Belarus was the silver medallist. 

The women's 500m title went to Irina Kuznetsova of Russia, with Kaja Ziomek and Andzelika Wojcik, both of Poland, finishing second and third. 

Competition is due to continue tomorrow with the women and men's 1,500m, followed by the women's 5,000m and men's 10,000m in the evening.