Speed skating star Sven Kramer skips 1500m


Rather than spreading himself too thin, Sven Kramer decided to skip the 1,500m, the Associated Press reports.

Kramer already won the 5,000m gold, but he has a lot on his plate as he sets his sights on an elusive 10,000m gold while also hoping to bring in gold for the Netherlands in the team pursuit.

He said as much on Twitter Wednesday:

The 27-year-old already has five Olympic medals to his name, with two golds. He could very well push that outstanding total to seven, and if things go really well, maybe four golds.

It’s clear that he believes he can bring home the most medals by shooting for one fewer than originally expected.