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The Dutch team received a hero’s welcome in Assen on Monday following their stunning overall performance at the Sochi Games.

The Netherlands won 23 of the 36 medals on offer in speed skating, sweeping the podium on four occasions with Olympic champion Irene Wust leading the way.

The 27-year-old became the face of Dutch speed skating dominance as she held her nerve to clinch two gold and three silver medals in the Black Sea resort, becoming the most successful athlete in the country’s Olympic history.