Ragne Wiklund won one of Norway's two gold medals today in Poland ©Getty Images

Norway won the majority of the gold medals on the first day of competition at the Speed Skating World Cup in the Polish city of Tomaszów Mazowiecki while Dutch and South Korean athletes also enjoyed success.

Triple Olympic champion Kjeld Nuis took the first gold of the day in the men's 1500 metres division.

The Dutchman crossed the line with a time of 1min 46.71sec which was enough for the win, but a long way off his world record of 1:40.17.

Norwegian Peder Kongshaug finished 0.70 later for the silver medal in front of Nuis' compatriot Patrick Roest who was a further 0.21 slower.

South Korean Kim Min-sun was next to top the podium as she triumphed in the women's 500m race in 37.90sec.

Vanessa Herzog of Austria and the United States' Kimi Goetz rounded out the top three after finishing in 38.09 and 38.11.

The women's 3,000m took place soon after with Ragne Wiklund's 4:05.96 delivering a slender win.

The Norwegian was just 0.08 in front of Czech athlete Martina Sáblíková while Marijke Groenewoud of The Netherlands came third with 4:07.18 to her name.

Norway's contingent then prevailed in the men's team pursuit as they beat the US by just 0.05, posting a time of 3:42.70.

The two teams were accompanied on the podium by The Netherlands who were 1.26 off the pace.

Action is set to continue tomorrow with medals due to be won in the women's 1500m, men's 500m and 5,000m, and the women's team pursuit.