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|Sven Kramer (born April 23, 1986 in Heerenveen) is a Dutch long track speed
skater. He is the current Dutch, European, and World Allround Champion.
He is also the reigning world champion and world record holder in the 5,000
m, 10,000 m and the team pursuit (the latter alongside Wouter Olde Heuvel
and Erben Wennemars).
In the World Cup, Kramer has seven individual victories and three team
pursuit victories; he also won the long distance World Cup in the 2006–07
In the season of 2007/2008, Sven won worldcups in Calgary (Canada), Heerenveen
(Netherlands, 1500 and 5000 meters), Hamar (Norway), and the worldcupfinal
in Heerenveen. Sven Kramer also won 2 of the competitions in the teampursuit,
and won the worldcup.
In the 2008 - 2009 season, Sven became allround European champion in Heerenveen
and also allround World champion in Hamar, Norway. Also, Sven did became
at the final weekend of the season, World Champion single distances on
5000m and 10000m in Vancouver.