Winter Olympics results: Speed skating men’s 5000m

The men’s 5000m speed skating medals have been decided.

For the third straight Olympics, heavily-favored Sven Kramer of the Netherlands came away with the gold medal. Kramer has also won the event at the last four world championships. He easily the gold with a time of 6:09.76.

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen took the silver. Bloeman moved to Canada from the Netherlands after failing to qualify for Sochi and he has had much success ever since. He finished 1.85 seconds behind Kramer.

Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway finished with the bronze despite clocking the same finishing time as Bloemen at 6:11.61.

The lone American in the race, Emery Lehman, was hoping to win the nation’s first Olympic speed skating medal since the 2010 Vancouver Games with Sunday’s 5000m event. He finished well out of medal contention in 21st place out of 22 competitors.

Lehman, a 21-year-old from Oak Park, Illinois, is competing in his second Olympics and holds three national junior speed skating records.

He was 16th in the distance in 2014, where he also finished 10th in the 10,000m event.

The Americans were shut out four years ago in Sochi, with their last Olympic medals coming with four, including one gold, in 2010.

The Netherlands swept the sport’s first event, the women’s 3000m, on Saturday, with Carlijn Achtereekte winning, Ireen Wust taking silver and Antoinette de Jong earning bronze.