Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
Olympics, Sports

Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen wins Olympic silver in speed skating after photo finish

D65ee5c0c621138e6583683efa1bd7fe?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Rob Williams Feb 11, 2018 5:14 am 3,099

After being shut out on the opening day of competition in PyeongChang, Canada has picked up medals in high frequency on Day 2.

Long track speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen picked up Canada’s third medal of the day, grabbing silver by the slimmest of margins in the men’s 5,000-metre race. He edged Norway’s Sverre Lunde Pedersen in a photo finish with a time of 6:11.616.

That put the Dutch-born Canadian into first place until Sven Kramer of the Netherlands put together an Olympic-record race (6:09.76) for gold.

Bloemen is the first Canadian man to earn a medal in this distance since 1932.

This won’t be the last we see of him either, as the 31-year-old will skate in the 10,000-metre race along with the team pursuit.

See also
Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.


D65ee5c0c621138e6583683efa1bd7fe?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.
© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.