DutchNews.nl - Allround speed skating titles for Sven Kramer and Ireen Wüst
Allround speed skating titles for Sven Kramer and Ireen Wüst
Sunday 19 February 2012A winning team: Blokhuijsen, Kramer and Verweij
Sven Kramer took his fifth world allround speed skating title in Moscow on Sunday, making him the most successful Dutch speed skater ever.
Jan Blokhuijsen took silver and Koen Verweij bronze, so it was all Oranje podium in the men's event.
Kramer, who was out injured all last season, has now eclipsed Kramer Rintje Ritsma, who took four world titles.
Ireen Wüst in action
In the women's event, Ireen Wüst retained her world title, holding of main rival Martina Sábliková. Wüst also took the title in 2007.
The men's competition involves races of 500m, 1,500m, 5km and 10km, the women's 500m, 1,500m, 3km and 5km.