Speed Skating - Kramer and Wust in double Dutch delight

Dutch skater Sven Kramer claimed a sixth world title as he stormed to victory over 10,000m at the World Allround Championships in Hamar, Norway.

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NORWAY, Hamar : Norway's Havard Bokko (R) and Sven Kramer of the Netherlands compete in the mens 1500m event of the World Speedskating Championships on February 17, 2013 in Hamar, central Norway (AFP)

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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