The World University Speed Skating Championships continued in Amsterdam today ©ISU

Sanne in 't Hof led a Dutch podium sweep as the hosts continued their strong start to the International University Sports Federation World University Speed Skating Championships in Amsterdam.

Hof triumphed in the women's 1,500 metres in a time of 2min 09.56sec.

The Dutch skater beat two of her compatriots as Sterre Jonkers and Paulien Verhaar claimed silver and bronze, respectively.

Jonkers was 0.22 slower than Hof in second place, while Verhaar completed the course in 2:09.85.

Hof took bronze in the 3,000m yesterday in a race won by team-mate and Olympic 5,000m champion Esme Visser.

Marcin Bachanek of Poland clinched the men's 1,500m title in 1:55.11, edging out Russia's Aleksandr Podolskij, second in 1:55.86.

Viktor Rudenko of Belarus did enough for bronze having finished in 1:57.01.

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