Dutchman Sven Kramer wins gold in men’s speedskating 5,000By AP
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Sven Kramer wins men’s 5,000 speedskating gold
RICHMOND, British Columbia — Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer wins the gold medal in the men’s 5,000 meters at the Olympic Oval.
The 23-year-old pre-race favorite won Saturday in a new Olympic record of 6 minutes, 14.60, shaving six hundredths of a second off Jochem Uytdehaage’s record set at altitude in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Lee Seung-Hoon of South Korea was second in 6:16.95, and Ivan Skobrev of Russia was third in 6:18.05.
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