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MOSCOW, February 8. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s speed skater Denis Yuskov has won the men’s 5000 m race running in pair with 17-year-old US athlete Emeri Lehman.
First comes Dutch athlete Sven Kramer with 6.10,76 seconds. Kramer was believed to be the main contender for the gold medal in this discipline. He ran against US speed skater Jonathan Kuck. Kramer set an Olympic record and won the gold medal.
Second ranks Dutch athlete Jan Blokhuijsen followed by Jorrit Bergsma, also from the Netherlands. Thus, three Dutch athletes are in the top-three.
Russia's speed skating star Ivan Skobrev showed a slightly worse result than Yuskov coming with 6.19,83 seconds against New Zealand's Shane Dobbin. The two Russian athletes are in the sixth and seventh places so far.
Another speed skater from Russia, Alexander Rumyantsev, could not manage to get in top-three, running against Kazakhstan's Dmitry Babenko with a result of 6.24,93 seconds.