Speedskater Sven Kramer of the Netherlands wins gold medal in 5,000 meters
Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer won the gold medal in the men's 5,000 meters at the Olympic Oval.
The 23-year-old pre-race favorite set an Olympic record of 6 minutes, 14.60, six hundredths of a second better than Jochem Uytdehaage's record set in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Lee Seung-Hoon of South Korea was second at 6:16.95, and Ivan Skobrev of Russia was third at 6:18.05.
Shani Davis of the U.S. finished in 12th place.
-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada
Photo: Sven Kramer. Credit: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press