Sports Canada's Bloemen wins speedskating silver

08:08  12 february  2018
08:08  12 february  2018 Source:   MSN

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold medal in 10,000 metres

  Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen wins gold medal in 10,000 metres Bloemen's time of 12:39.77 was more than fast enough to edge Dutch luminary Sven Kramer, who tumbled out of the medals in stunning fashion . Kramer’s 13:01.02 was only good enough for sixth.© Leah Hennel, Postmedia Network Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen celebrates his gold medal in the men's 10,00 metres at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb. 15. Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen celebrates his gold medal in the men’s 10,00 metres at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Feb. 15.It’s Bloemen’s first gold and second medal at the Olympics.

Bloemen had won silver in the first 5000m World Cup of the season in Heerenveen, Netherlands before taking 10,000m silver in Stavanger, Norway. Ted-Jan Bloemen , of Team Canada , waves to the crowd after finishing second in the men’ s 5000m at the ISU World Cup speed skating event in

Canada ' s Ted-Jan Bloemen waves to the crowd after skating to a silver medal finish in the men's 5000 metre speed skating final at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in Gangneung, South 15 and catch Finland's Clas Thunberg and American Eric Heiden, who won five Olympic speedskating golds.

  Canada's Bloemen wins speedskating silver © Getty Images GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of - Canadian long-track speedskater Ted-Jan Bloemen has won a silver medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Bloemen was edged off the top of podium in the men's 5,000 metres by legendary Dutchman Sven Kramer, who broke his own Olympic record to take his third straight gold in the event in six minutes 9.76 seconds.

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