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Dutch speed skater Kramer wins 3rd straight Olympic gold

IANS  |  PyeongChang (South Korea) 

Dutch on Sunday bagged his third straight Olympic gold medal for the 5,000-metre event here at the PyeongChang Winter Games, after striking gold at the 2010 and Sochi 2014 Games.

Clocking in at 6:09.76 on Sunday, Kramer beat his own Olympic record set four years ago by exactly one second, reports

An eight-time world champion in the 5,000m, Kramer now has the distinction of winning three gold medals in the men's event at three consecutive

The Dutchman was joined on the podium by of and Sverre Lunde Pedersen of

Bloemen edged out Pedersen by two hundredths of a second to clinch the silver medal at the Gangneung Oval speed skating arena.

Kramer's first-ever Olympic medal was silver at the Torino 2006 Games, where he also won bronze as a member of the team pursuit.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 17:20 IST
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