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Sven Kramer

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born23 Apr 1986 in  Heerenveen
GenderMen
Marital status* unknown *
FamilyPartner Naomi van As
ResidenceAmstelveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch
Higher educationPhysical Education - CIOS: Heerenveen, NED
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.17 27 Dec 2009 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:09.77 28 Feb 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:43.54 11 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:03.32 17 Nov 2007 Calgary  
    10000m 12:38.89 11 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    5000m 2 1    
    10000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1   2  
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround 9   2  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround 1 1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1500m   1 1  
    5000m 8      
    10000m 5 1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 6      
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround 9 1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/svenkramer86  
twitter.com/SvenKramer86  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam LottoNL-Jumbo: Netherlands  
Name of coachJac Orie [club], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Being satisfied with silver is not my view on top sport. That is not why I train, that is not why I race. I race to win." (ONS, 18 Feb 2014)  
Famous relativesHis father Yep Kramer competed in speed skating at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Winter Games. His partner Naomi van As has played hockey for the Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 25 Aug 2016; rtlnieuws.nl, 02 Jun 2014; tvmschaatsploeg.nl, 19 Jan 2009)  
Awards and honoursHe won the Ard Schenk Award, given to the best Dutch speed skater, seven times between 2007 and 2016. (svenkramer.nl, 05 Dec 2008; schaatsen.nl, 15 Mar 2016)

In 2010 he was awarded the Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw [Order of the Dutch Lion] by the Queen of the Netherlands after his success in the 5000m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (nos.nl, 2010)

In 2007 he was voted Dutch Sportsman of the Year. (svenkramer.nl, 05 Dec 2008; spitsnet.nl, 19 Dec 2007)
 
Other informationOLYMPIC HEARTBREAK
He was disqualified for failing to switch lanes in the 10,000m at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, His coach Gerard Kemkers incorrectly told him to take the inside lane on the 17th lap, and Kramer only discovered the mistake after finishing in an Olympic record time. At the 2006 Games in Turin, he stepped on a lane marker and collided with teammate Carl Verheijen in the semifinals of the team pursuit. (guardian.co.uk, 24 Feb 2010; iht.com, 21 Feb 2006)
 
Other sportsHe competed in road cycling at the 2004 National Junior Championships in the Netherlands, finishing second behind Robert Gesink in the individual time trial. He has competed sporadically in national level cycling events. (ad.nl, 18 May 2016; cyclingarchives.com, 14 Feb 2012)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Johan Olav Koss. (svenkramer.nl, 23 May 2005)  
AmbitionsTo win three gold medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. "I do not think about silver or bronze in Pyeongchang. I'm only going for gold." (nos.nl, 18 Apr 2018)  
InjuriesIn April 2017 he suffered a broken left collarbone after falling from his bicycle during a race in Drenthe, the Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 29 Apr 2017)

He injured his back falling off a swing in September 2012. "This sounds very clumsy, and it is. Especially because I wasn't even swinging. I was just sitting on it and slipped off." (schaatsen.nl, 05 Oct 2012)

He was diagnosed with vitamin poisoning in 2010 after taking the vitamin B6. The poisoning affected the movement in his right thigh and he also experienced problems with fatigue. He missed the 2010/11 season due to the thigh injury. (volkskrant.nl, 14 Nov 2015; schaatsen.nl, 22 Jun 2013)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2007/2008 European Championships Allround1  
    2006/2007 European Championships Allround1  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround1  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround1  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships Allround1  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround1  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround1  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround1  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround1  
    2004/2005 European Championships Allround2  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m2  
    2006 Olympic Games 5000m2  
    2014 Olympic Games 10000m2  
    2007/2008 World Single Distances Championships 1500m2  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2010 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2004/2005 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2004/2005 World Allround Championships 10000m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2006 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2005/2006 European Championships Allround4  
    2006 Olympic Games 10000m7  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m13  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m15  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Berlin 5000m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Erfurt 10000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Hamar 10000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 10000m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Calgary 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 1500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Turin 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Calgary 5000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin 1500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 5000m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 5000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Calgary 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 10000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Hamar 1500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar 5000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 5000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m4  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall7  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall8  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m8  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m9  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m9  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall10  
    2004/2005 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m14  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall19  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m22  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m27  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m32  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m44