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Sven Kramer

Full name: Sven Kramer
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: April 23, 1986 in Heerenveen, Friesland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Hardrijdersclub Heerenveen (HCH)/TVM Schaatsploeg
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Son of Yep Kramer.

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

The son of former speed skater Yep Kramer, Sven Kramer has dominated the sport since 2007. While still a junior, he won the 2005 Dutch allround title, finished on the podium of international allround tournaments and became World Junior Champion. He had similar performances the next season, winning silver at the Torino Olympics in the 5000 m and bronze as a member of the team pursuit. From 2007 to 2009, he has won the World Allround Championships three times, the European Championships three times, won three world titles each in the 5000 m, 10000 m and team pursuit and has taken the 5/10k World Cup twice. As of 2009, he also holds the World Records in the 5000 m, 10000 m and team pursuit, and is considered the prime gold medal candidate in these events for the Vancouver Olympics. Sven Kramer has collected 10 Dutch distance titles, four national allround titles and 26 World Cup wins. In 2007, he was named Dutch male athlete of the year, and won the Oscar Mathisen Trophy.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.20 (2008); 1000 – 1:10.83 (2008); 1500 – 1:43.99 (2007); 3000 – 3.41.48 (2008); 5000 – 6:03.32 (2007); 10000 - 12:41.69 (2007).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 15
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 7
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 13
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED AC DQ
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold OR
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Netherlands NED 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 15 1:48.36 24.63 51.68 1:19.48
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 13 1:47.40 24.07 50.44 1:18.37

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 6:16.40 18.45 47.08 1:16.67 1:46.50 2:16.45 2:46.27 3:16.35 3:46.10 4:16.17 4:46.12 5:16.16 5:46.43
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 6:14.60 17.98 46.40 1:15.84 1:45.61 2:15.00 2:44.57 3:14.14 3:43.88 4:13.53 4:43.43 5:13.46 5:43.99
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 OR 6:10.76 18.60 47.64 1:16.77 1:45.92 2:15.48 2:44.77 3:13.98 3:43.10 4:12.40 4:41.81 5:11.31 5:40.92

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 7 13:18.14 33.67 1:04.93 1:36.38 2:07.28 2:37.90 3:09.07 3:40.32 4:11.24 4:42.09 5:13.35 5:44.58 6:15.95 6:47.58 7:19.44 7:51.29 8:23.27 8:55.46 9:27.99 10:00.50 10:33.29 11:06.00 11:39.11 12:12.19 12:45.30
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings AC DQ [12:54.50] [33.43] [1:04.50] [1:35.59] [2:06.07] [2:36.49] [3:07.04] [3:37.42] [4:08.26] [4:38.96] [5:09.72] [5:40.51] [6:11.35] [6:42.37] [7:13.25] [7:44.31] [8:15.03] [8:44.95] [9:15.60] [9:46.22] [10:17.10] [10:48.18] [11:19.39] [11:50.61] [12:22.46]
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 12:49.02 34.41 1:05.19 1:36.21 2:06.63 2:36.67 3:07.01 3:37.40 4:07.95 4:38.42 5:09.07 5:39.39 6:09.68 6:40.02 7:10.52 7:40.53 8:10.96 8:41.27 9:11.83 9:42.48 10:13.23 10:44.02 11:14.63 11:45.49 12:17.07

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final B 1
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Heat 1 2
2006 Winter 19 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 1 1
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final B 1
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Heat 2 2
2010 Winter 23 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 4 1
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final A 1
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Heat 2 1
2014 Winter 27 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 4 1