Speed skater Denny Morrison has Canada's top finish in men's 1,500m

4-time Olympian has top-15 finish in comeback from injury

Speed skater Denny Morrison has Canada's top finish in men's 1,500m
Canada's Denny Morrison races to 13th in the men's 1,500m final on Tuesday. © John Locher/The Associated Press

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Veteran Denny Morrison finished 13th in the men's speed skating 1,500-metre final following a stunning return to Olympic form after a life-threatening motorcycle crash in 2015 and a stroke in 2016. 

The four-time Olympian had Canada's best result, crossing the line in one minute, 46.36 seconds on Tuesday in Pyeongchang. 

Canadians Vincent de Haître was 21st and Benjamin Donnelly finished 31st.

Dutch speed skaters continued their dominance at the Olympic Games with world champion Kjeld Nuis powering to gold ahead of compatriot Patrick Roest.

South Korea's Kim Min-seok sparked wild celebrations by taking bronze to open the host nation's speed skating account at the Games.

With files from the Associated Press

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