The Netherlands will be expected to win multiple medals at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships ©Getty Images

The World Junior Speed Skating Championships should begin in Innsbruck tomorrow, with the Dutch team expected to dominate.

Fourteen events are on the schedule at the event open to athletes aged 21 and younger.

Dutch athletes posted the fastest qualifying times in several of the categories.

Pien Smit has the best times on the women's 500 metres entry list, as well as the 1,000m.

Compatriot Evelien Vijn was the quickest in women's 1,500m, 3000m and mass start.

The Netherlands' Joep Wennemars is quickest in the men's 500m, 1,000m, 1,500m and mass start.

Competition is due to begin tomorrow with the 500m and 1,500m races for men and women, plus mass start semi-finals.

Three says of competition are scheduled, with team sprint, team pursuit and mass start finals due to bring the event to an end on Sunday (January 30).

The Olympiaworld Ice Rink in the Austrian town is the venue for the World Junior Speed Skating Championships.