Olympic Speedskating 2014: Live Results, Analysis of Men's 10,000 Meters

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2014

Gold medallist Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands celebrates after setting a new world record in the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Matt Dunham

Jorrit Bergsma delivered a massive shock to the speedskating world on Tuesday as he set an Olympic record in the men's 10,000 meters and took down favorite Sven Kramer in the process.

Kramer, who was looking to redeem himself from his disqualification in the event in 2010, did not have the strength in the final few laps that Bergsma had as his Olympic dream slipped away from him. 

Bergsma's record-setting time of 12:44.45 led yet another Dutch sweep in speedskating as Bob De Jong earned the bronze behind the 1-2 of Bergsma and Kramer. 

Earlier in the Games, Bergsma finished third in the 5,000 meters that was won by Kramer. 

The three medals added to the total of 19 earned at Adler Arena by the Netherlands at the 2014 Winter Olympics. They have won just one medal in all of the other sports in Sochi. 

 

Gold: Jorrit Bergsma (Netherlands): 12:44.45

Silver: Sven Kramer (Netherlands): 12:49.02

Bronze: Bob De Jong (Netherlands): 13:07.19

 

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