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Sven Kramer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 2
Bronze 3
Total 9
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSven•Kramer
Used nameSven•Kramer
Nick/petnamesSven The Man
Born23 April 1986 in Heerenveen (NED)
Measurements185 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsHardrijdersclub Heerenveen (HCH)/TVM Schaatsploeg
NOC(s) Netherlands

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 Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 15 Representing Netherlands    
  5,000 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic 7
  Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Olympic Netherlands 3 Bronze
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 13 Representing Netherlands    
  5,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic AC
  Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Olympic Netherlands 3 Bronze
2014 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Netherlands    
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Olympic Netherlands 1 Gold
2018 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Netherlands    
  10,000 metres, Men Olympic 6
  Mass Start, Men Olympic 16
  Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Olympic Netherlands 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2006 Winter Olympics 15 February 2006 Speed Skating (Skating) Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Quarter-Finals, Heat 1 3:44.65 1
2010 Winter Olympics 13 February 2010 Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Men Final Standings 6:14.60 1
2010 Winter Olympics 27 February 2010 Speed Skating (Skating) Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Final Round, Final B 3:39.95 1
2014 Winter Olympics 8 February 2014 Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Men Final Standings 6:10.76 1
2014 Winter Olympics 22 February 2014 Speed Skating (Skating) Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Final Round, Final A 3:37.71 1
2018 Winter Olympics 11 February 2018 Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Men Final Standings 6:09.76 1

Other participations

Games Role Details
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony Representing Netherlands    

Olympic family relations

Special Notes