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Bob de Jong to defend 10,000 title at Olympics

Bob de Jong to defend 10,000 title at Olympics

Olympic 10,000 speedskating champion Bob de Jong will defend his title at the Vancouver Games after winning at the Dutch trials.
De Jong skated a personal best of 12 minutes, 53.63 Wednesday. Arjen van der Kieft also beat his peronal best to qualify second in 13:02.99.
Sven Kramer, the favorite to take De Jong's title at the Feb. 12-28 Winter Olympics, had already qualified to skate the 10,000 in Vancouver and was watching Wednesday's race from the stands at Thialf Ice Stadium.
In the women's trials, Margot Boer, Laurine van Riessen and Annette Gerritsen qualified to skate the Olympic 1,000.


Updated : 2021-02-25 05:14 GMT+08:00