Short Track - Fatigue costs Deland as she misses out on medal in Romania

Mari Deland reached Britain's first final as the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival officially got underway in Romania but admitted she had nothing left by then to challenge for a medal.

Short Track - Fatigue costs Deland as she misses out on medal in Romania

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Great Britain's Kathryn Thomson (left) and Mari Deland (PA Photos)

Kramer was defending his title in Norway and looked in no mood to give it up without a fight as he lead at the halfway stage.

And Kramer, who was a comfortable winner at last month's European Championships, did exactly that as he finished in 13:11.86 minutes for the win.

Belgian Bart Swings did his best to challenge Kramer and came to within 0.05 seconds of halting the Dutch skater from a sixth world title.

There was plenty more for the Dutch fans to cheer about in Norway as fellow European champion Ireen Wust followed suit with victory in the women's 5,000 m and 1,500m.

Like Kramer Wust also lead at the halfway stage in the 5,000m and collected a fourth world title, and third in a row as she crossed the finish line in 7:05.13 minutes for victory.

But she wasn’t done there, also winning the 1,500m in a time of 1:56.30 minutes.

Also finishing atop the podium in Norway was home favourite Havard Bokko, who gave the fans plenty to shout about as he came home in the men’s 1,500m in 1:46.34 minutes for the win.

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