Newsmarket
JAN 2017
Netherlands ‘Skating King’ Sven Kramer Achieved 9th Overall Individual Win at the ISU European Allround Speed Skating Championship
(FILA Korea) - With a little more than a year left before the commencement of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, a great deal of attention is being paid to the Netherlands ‘Skating King’ Sven Kramer and his impressive sporting exploits. FILA is currently sponsoring the national team, the Royal Dutch Skating Association (KNSB) and affiliated men’s speed skating athlete Sven Kramer. Sven recently achieved his ninth overall individual win at the ISU European Allround Speed Skating Championship, held in Heerenveen, Netherlands on January 6th, adding to his numerous athletic accomplishments.

Kramer continues to be regarded as an excellent speed skating athlete thanks to his continued success within the sport. He recorded two consecutive gold medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics in the 5000m category. He also won the European Allround Speed Skating Championship Competition a record of eight times.

At the ISU European Allround Speed Skating Championship, Kramer impressively recorded a 13.06.30 and 6.10.58 in the competition’s main events, the 10,000m and 5,000m respectively, to win first place. He also took second place in his secondary event of the 1,500m, with a difference of 0.01 seconds between him and the first place winner who recorded a score of 1.46.55, yet again displaying world-class sporting prowess.

There is much anticipation of Kramer's future performance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. where he is set to compete in the ISU (International Skating Union) World Single Distance Speed Skating Championship, from February 9-12 at the Gangneung Speed Skating Ice Arena.

During the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil, Sven Kramer visited the FILA Global lounge in Rio de Janeiro. While in Rio, Kramer acted as the temporary daily coach for the 2014 Korea Junior National team players. During his free time, he would communicate FILA related news in Korean on his SNS account. The unique relationship between Sven Kramer and FILA will continue, as Kramer is known to have a passion for FILA Korea products and it is reported that he wears primarily FILA Korea’s sportswear.

FILA has been sponsoring Sven Kramer and his affiliated institution, the Netherlands Royal Dutch Skating Association (KNSB), since 2014. FILA continues to supply the Netherlands Ice Skating national team with sets of matching uniforms and tracksuits.