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

Feb 11 2018, 8:51 pm

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 ofĀ 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.

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