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Kramer leads strong Dutch speed skating team

Sven Kramer leads strong Dutch speed skating team into Sochi Olympics

Kramer leads strong Dutch speed skating team

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Sven Kramer will lead the Dutch contingent at the Olympic speedskating oval and has a realistic shot at three golds during the Sochi Games after dominating the country's qualifying tournament.

And for the truly unique, Jorien ter Mors could become the first skater to medal in both the long track and short track events at the Feb. 7-23 games after she qualified for the 1,500 meters.

Having qualified for the 5,000 and 10,000 and being a sure pick for the team pursuit, the way is wide open for Kramer to make up for his mishap in Vancouver. He was a big favorite to win three gold medals four years ago, but after winning the 5,000, he was disqualified in the 10,000 after his coach sent him into the wrong lane.


Updated : 2021-06-24 14:15 GMT+08:00