At a glance

23 Apr 1986 Heerenveen, Netherlands
185 cm / 80 kg 6'1'' / 176 pounds
Male
The son of former speed skater Yep Kramer, Sven Kramer has dominated the sport since 2007. While still a junior, he won the 2005 Dutch allround title, finished on the podium of international allround tournaments and became World Junior Champion. He had similar performances the next season, winning silver at the Torino Olympics in the 5000 m and bronze as a member of the team pursuit. From 2007 to 2009, he has won the World Allround Championships three times, the European Championships three times, won three world titles each in the 5000 m, 10000 m and team pursuit and has...

The son of former speed skater Yep Kramer, Sven Kramer has dominated the sport since 2007. While still a junior, he won the 2005 Dutch allround title, finished on the podium of international allround tournaments and became World Junior Champion. He had similar performances the next season, winning silver at the Torino Olympics in the 5000 m and bronze as a member of the team pursuit. From 2007 to 2009, he has won the World Allround Championships three times, the European Championships three times, won three world titles each in the 5000 m, 10000 m and team pursuit and has taken the 5/10k World Cup twice. As of 2009, he also holds the World Records in the 5000 m, 10000 m and team pursuit, and is considered the prime gold medal candidate in these events for the Vancouver Olympics. Sven Kramer has collected 10 Dutch distance titles, four national allround titles and 26 World Cup wins. In 2007, he was named Dutch male athlete of the year, and won the Oscar Mathisen Trophy.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.20 (2008); 1000 – 1:10.83 (2008); 1500 – 1:43.99 (2007); 3000 – 3.41.48 (2008); 5000 – 6:03.32 (2007); 10000 - 12:41.69 (2007).

Sven in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
9
medals
Gold medal:4 Silver medal:2 Bronze medal:3
  • PyeongChang
    PyeongChang 2018
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    PyeongChang
    PyeongChang 2018
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • 6
      Speed Skating
      10,000 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      Team Pursuit (8 laps)
    • 16
      Speed Skating
      Mass Start
  • Sochi
    Sochi 2014
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sochi
    Sochi 2014
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      10,000 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      Team Pursuit (8 laps)
  • Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    • 13
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • AC
      Speed Skating
      10,000 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      Team Pursuit (8 laps)
  • Turin
    Turin 2006
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Turin
    Turin 2006
    • 15
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • 7
      Speed Skating
      10,000 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      Team Pursuit (8 laps)