Sven Kramer is a speed skater who has had a fantastic career in Speed Skating. Read more about him, his net worth, his gold medals and his performances.
Who is Sven Kramer?
Sven Kramer was born in 1986. He is a Dutch long track speed skater who has won all-time record nine World Allround Championships as well as a record nine European Allround Championships. Kramer is an Olympic champion of the 5000 meters at the Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics, and he has won 19 gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships including eight in the 5000 meters, five in the 10,000 meters, and six in the team pursuit. Kramer is the current world record holder in the team pursuit and broke the world records in the 5000 m and 10,000 m three times. After winning the 2010 World Allround Championship, he became the first speed skater in history to ever win four consecutive world allround championships along with eight consecutive international allround championships. He has remained undefeated in all the 18 international allround championships he participated in since the beginning of the 2006/2007 season. From November 2007 to March 2009 he was ranked first in the Adelskalender. But Shani Davis still is first by 0.15 to 0.3 points. Sven Kramer was born on 23 April 1986 in Heerenveen, Friesland, Netherlands to father and former speed skater Yep Kramer. He has a four-year-older brother, speed skater Brecht Kramer. He grew up in a skating family. His mother and sister are also speed skaters. Kramer has a height of 1.87 m. Which such a great height and the body of an athlete, Kramer is here to stay in the field of speed skating. Since 2007, Kramer has been in a relationship with Dutch field hockey player Naomi van As.
Net worth of the Speed Skater
Sven Kramer has a net worth of $1.3 million.
Speed skating career
His junior career started with the 2004 season wherein Kramer stood second at the Juniorallround world championships. Same year, in December, Kramer won the Dutch Allround Championships when he was just 18 years old. He was thereby qualified for the European Allround Championships and he won a silver medal there. He stood third at the World Allround Championships. He later signed a contract with the Dutch TVM-team at the end of the season. Kramer managed to set a new world record for the 5000 m in Salt Lake City, on 19 November 2005, when he was just 19 years old. He also entered the top 10 of the all-time world ranking, the Adelskalender. In 2006, he won the silver medal in the 5000 m at the 2006 Winter Olympic in Turin. In the race for bronze, they managed to defeat Norway, giving Kramer his second medal of the Games. He competed in two other distances, the 1500 and the 10,000 meters. He came in the 15th position in the 1500 m but did not do well in the 10,000 meters and finished 7th. During the 2006 European Allround Championships in Hamar, Kramer finished in the fourth place after a tournament full of accidents. He later set a new world record in the 10,000 m at the 2006 World Allround Championships in Calgary. Kramer won both the two longest distances of the tournament, but finally got a bronze overall. In December 2006 he again became national allround champion. On 14 January 2007, Kramer was crowned European Allround Champion in Collalbo, Italy. On 11 February 2007, Kramer became World Allround Champion for the first time. He skated in the 500 m and in the 10 km in personal bests and made a new world record. Kramer became Skater of the year. The female skater of the year was IreenWüst. In Kolomna, Russia, Kramer won the European Allround Championship for the second time. On 10 February, Kramer became World Allround Champion in Berlin, Germany, also for the second time. in 2007/2008, Kramer won three gold medals, just like the year before. Kramer became Skater of the year for the second time in a row. The female skater of the year was Paulien van Deutekom. He won gold at the national allround championships in Heerenveen and at the European allround championships in Heerenveen in season 2008/2009. Kramer won gold at the world allround championships in Hamar. For the third time, he was chosen as “skater of the year” in the Netherlands and received the Ard Schenk Award. At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kramer won the favorite to win three gold medals, like his countryman Ard Schenk at the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo. At the national championships, soon after the Olympic games in Vancouver, Kramer didn’t compete as he needed to rest to recover for the World Allround Championships in Heerenveen on 19–21 March. In the 2011–2012 season Kramer returned to professional speed skating. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Kramer won gold at the 5000 m. At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Kramer won the gold medal in the 5000 meter event. This was his third gold medal in a row in 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and he became the only male speed skater to win the same Olympic event thre