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Sven Kramer
Sport: Speed Skating
Birthdate: April 23, 1986
Birthplace: Oudeschoot, Netherlands
Hometown: Oudeschoot, Netherlands
Residence: Heerenveen, Netherlands
Ht: / Wt: 6'1" / 176 lbs
Olympics: 2006
Teammates: Mark Tuitert, Simon Kuipers, Jan Blokhuisen

Getting to know: Sven Kramer

The most dominant distance skater in the world since Torino... Took silver in the 5000m at the 2006 Games... Has won three-straight world allround titles, as well as three-straight world single distance titles in the 5000m, 10,000m and team pursuit... Is a huge celebrity in the skating-obsessed Netherlands, but tries to avoid distractions and maintain his focus on training for Vancouver... Draws attention in Canada for his striking resemblance to ice hockey superstar Sidney Crosby... Gold medal favorite in the 5000m and 10,000m.

Results

DateEvent RankResults
Sat, Feb 20 - 4:15p1500m 131:47.40
Sat, Feb 13 - 12:00p5000mMedal Gold16:14.60
Tue, Feb 23 - 11:00a10,000m   
Fri, Feb 26 - 2:07pTeam Pursuit -- Semifinals 23:43.11
Fri, Feb 26 - 12:30pTeam Pursuit -- Quarterfinals 13:44.25
Sat, Feb 27 - 12:51pTeam Pursuit -- FinalsMedal Bronze33:39.95

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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