Sunday, January 13, 2013
Sven Kramer wins sixth men's title
HEERENVEEN, Netherlands -- Dutch skaters swept nearly all the medals at the European Allround Championships on Sunday, with Sven Kramer winning the men's title for the sixth time and Ireen Wust earning her second gold medal in the women's event.
Kramer captured the 10,000 meters and Wust the 1,500.
Kramer finished in 12 minutes, 55.98 seconds, ahead of countryman Jan Blokhuijsen in 13:01.60. Blokhuijsen was also second in the allround standings, followed by Norway's Havard Bokko.
Wust won in 1:56.49, followed by countrywoman Linda de Vries in 1:57.57. Dutch women took all three allround medals. De Vries was second and Diane Valkenburg third, with the Czech Republic's Martina Sablikova fourth. Sablikova won the 5,000 Sunday.