Dutch skater sets an Olympic record in Sochi
Sven Kramer ran 5,000 meters in 6 minutes and 10.76 seconds. This is the best result for this distance in the history of the Olympics. Having won, Kramer become twice champion of the Winter Olympics.
The Dutch took the entire podium. Sven Kramer was joined by his team-mates Jan Blokheysen and Yorrit Bergsma. Ukrainians did not participate in skaters races at “Adler Arena”. From Russia, two skaters were present, Denis Yuskov and Ivan Skobrev. But they failed to provide real competition for the Netherlands team, finishing in 6th and 7th place, respectively.