Sochi Olympics: Netherlands sweep 10,000m, Bergsma crushes Olympic record

Feb 8, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Jorrit Bergsma (NED) during the men’s 5000m against Sverre Lunde Pedersen (NOR) during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Adler Arena Skating Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Another speed skating event is in the books in the 2014 Winter Olympics and, you guessed it, the Netherlands have won yet another gold medal. In the men’s 10,000 meter on Tuesday morning, Dutchman Jorrit Bergsma brought home the gold medal in Sochi with an incredible performance that crushed the previous Olympic record by 14 seconds.

Fellow countryman Sven Kramer  of the Netherlands finished in second-place to capture the silver, while Bob de Jong (also of the Netherlands) claimed the bronze.

With their latest podium sweep, the Netherlands has reclaimed the top spot in the overall medal count with 20 medals in Sochi and continued their dominance on the track at Adler Arena Skating Center.

The two Americans in the field — Emery Lehman and Patrick Meek — finished in tenth and eleventh place, respectively.

If you missed Tuesday’s event, here are the top ten results:

Time
Difference
1
NetherlandsJorrit Bergsma
12:44.45OR
-
2
NetherlandsSven Kramer
12:49.02
+4.57
3
NetherlandsBob de Jong
13:07.19
+22.74
4
South KoreaSeung Hoon Lee
13:11.68
+27.23
5
BelgiumBart Swings
13:13.99
+29.54
6
GermanyPatrick Beckert
13:14.26
+29.81
7
New ZealandShane Dobbin
13:16.42
+31.97
8
GermanyMoritz Geisreiter
13:20.26
+35.81
9
RussiaYevgeny Seryayev
13:28.61
+44.16
10
United StatesEmery Lehman
13:28.67
+44.22
11
United StatesPatrick Meek
13:28.72
+44.27
12
KazakhstanDmitriy Babenko
13:33.18
+48.73
13
GermanyAlexej Baumgärtner
13:44.39
+59.94
14
PolandSebastian Druszkiewicz
13:45.31
+1:00.86

 

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Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Results, Sochi Olympics, Speed Skating

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