Olympic crush: Dutch speed skater Koen Verweij

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Dutch speed skater Koen Verweij was one of the favorites going into the men’s speed skating event, but unfortunately he fell short. He may have lost his medal event but he won on social media. He quickly became the center of Twitter as users expressed their liking for the Dutch athlete.

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Koen Verweij

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<p>Koen Verweij of the Netherlands reacts. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>
Koen Verweij

Koen Verweij of the Netherlands reacts. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Koen Verweij

Photo via Instagram/koenverweij

<p>Photo via Instagram/koenverweij </p>
Koen Verweij

Photo via Instagram/koenverweij

<p>XXXX competes in the XXXXX on day three during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating held at Thialf on November 12, 2017 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.<br>Koen Verweij of the Netherlands gets ready to compete in the Mens 1000m race on day three during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating held at Thialf on November 12, 2017 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos – ISU/ISU via Getty Images) </p>
Koen Verweij

XXXX competes in the XXXXX on day three during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating held at Thialf on November 12, 2017 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Koen Verweij of the Netherlands gets ready to compete in the Mens 1000m race on day three during the ISU World Cup Speed Skating held at Thialf on November 12, 2017 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

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Koen Verweij

Photo via Instagram/koenverweij

<p>Photo via Instagram/koenverweij </p>
Koen Verweij

Photo via Instagram/koenverweij

<p>Photo via Instagram/koenverweij </p>
Koen Verweij

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Koen Verweij

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<p>Koen Verweij of the Netherlands is seen after men 1000m Division A race during Day 2 of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating at Gunda-Niemann-Stirnemann-Halle on January 20, 2018 in Erfurt, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel – ISU/ISU via Getty Images) </p>
Koen Verweij

Koen Verweij of the Netherlands is seen after men 1000m Division A race during Day 2 of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating at Gunda-Niemann-Stirnemann-Halle on January 20, 2018 in Erfurt, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

<p>Denis Yuskov of Russia, centre, who finished in first place, Thomas Krol of Netherlands, left, second placed, and Koen Verweij of Netherlands, right, who finished third, pose with their medals after men’s 1500m race during the European Speed Skating Championship, at the Speed Skating Centre Kolomna, Russia, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) </p>
Koen Verweij

Denis Yuskov of Russia, centre, who finished in first place, Thomas Krol of Netherlands, left, second placed, and Koen Verweij of Netherlands, right, who finished third, pose with their medals after men’s 1500m race during the European Speed Skating Championship, at the Speed Skating Centre Kolomna, Russia, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Koen Verweij

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