Calgary speedskater Ted-Jen Bloemen has won the gold medal in the men’s 10,000 metres at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Bloemen, the world record holder in the distance, posted an Olympic-record time of 12:39.77.
Ted-Jan Bloemen with a new Olympic-record time of 12:39.77, guaranteeing a medal for Canada in the mens 10000m
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 15, 2018
It’s Bloemen’s second medal of the Games after taking silver in the 5,000 metres beind Sven Kramer of the Netherlands on Tuesday.
— Tammie Sutherland (@citytammie) February 15, 2018
Dutchman Jorrit Bergsma, the 10k winner in 2014, took silver and Italy’s Nicolo Tumolero the bronze.
Toronto’s Jordan Belchos finished fifth with a career-best time of 12:59.51.