GANGNEUNG - A strong run in the final heat of the 1000m earned Kjeld Nuis his second gold medal of the 2018 Games. “The 1500 (gold medal) was a victory and this relief. I was psyched to get this one," Nuis said after the race. "I really felt the tension today and after the false start the nerves were running through my body, but now it doesn’t matter anymore.”Early in his career, Nuis struggled in big races, notably missing out on the 2010 and 2014 Games, but with the help of a sports psychologist has improved. “I’m most proud of keeping my nerves under control. That was my victory today,” Nuis said to the media.The Netherlands have now won seven speed skating gold medals in PyeongChang. Nuis is the first skater to win two individual gold medals.Joey Mantia lost the most following Nuis’ gold medal run in the final heat, as the Dutch champion moved Mantia off the podium and into fourth place. “I knew I needed a miracle to get on the podium with Kjeld last (to race) and I was in third (place)," Mantia said to the media. "He has been on it all year. Last year he cleaned up and world records everywhere. He really had to mess up. I was realistic and trying to be optimistic."Havard Lorentzen, the 500m gold medalist, was moved off the top spot by Nuis, taking silver. Lorentzen's silver is Norway’s first Olympic medal in this event since the 1984 Games. “It was a good race, but it wasn’t my perfect race and that’s a little bit disappointing. But I am super happy to have a silver medal,” Lorentzen said to the media.Kim Tae-Yun earned a bronze medal. The South Korean skater is a shock medalist in the event, as he finished 30th in Sochi and has not had much success over the last four years.Kim earns the host nations 12th of the games, with all but one coming in speed skating or short track.Germans set up Russia #Olympic hockey finalGermany completed a shock run to their first men's Olympic hockey final Friday by dethroning two-time defending champion Canada 4-3, the fairytale squad advancing to a Sunday showdown for gold against the Olympic Athletes from Russia.The Russians, seeking their first hockey gold since 1992, blanked the Czech Republic 3-0 to reach Sunday's championship contest, but were overshadowed by an unlikely German league all-star squad that collected their nation's greatest ever hockey victory."It's amazing. I can't believe it. It's like a dream. For us it's like, I don't know, best thing ever," Germany goaltender Danny aus den Birken said. "We have to realise we're playing in the final. I have to come down first to realise it. Who knows? If we keep fighting like this we have nothing to lose."The Germans, familiar with one another from world championship play, are assured of an Olympic-best result -- their only prior medals being bronze in 1932 and as West Germany in 1976. "We're just a bunch of hard-working guys who sacrifice for each other," said German forward Patrick Hager. "It's hard to believe. It gives you goosebumps."Canada's nightmare defeat added to the misery of a hockey-mad nation a day after the women's team, seeking a fifth consecutive gold, lost the final to the United States in a shootout. "They came out to play and we didn't," said Canada forward Rob Klinkhammer. "This was one of the biggest games we've ever played and there was no reason not to be ready. We let a big one get away from us."Korean curlers continuecharmed run into finalSouth Korea's curlers edged arch rivals Japan 8-7 in a tie-break to continue their fairytale journey all the way to Sunday's Olympic Games women's final. The team's charismatic bespectacled skip Kim Eun-jung threw the winning stone in the 11th end late Friday to seal a nip and tuck semi-final that had the raucous 3,000 capacity crowd on the edge of their seats for three gripping hours at the Gangneung Curling Centre.In the bronze medal match, Japan will face the 2002 Olympic champions Britain who were trailing 8-5 by the eighth end with two-time gold medallists from Vancouver 2010 and Turin 2006 Sweden clinching the game in the ninth.Earlier, Switzerland inflicted a 7-5 loss on Canada in the men's bronze medal match. That left the Canadians facing up to their poorest showing at an Olympics since it was added to the Winter Games in 1998 with just one medal, the mixed doubles gold won by John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes.