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Bloemen: Banner Day and Gold

bloemen: Speedskater Ted-Jan Bloemen's gold was part of a banner day for Canada's Olympians, according to National Observer. The luge relay team of Alex Gough, Sam Edney, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith won silver. After settling for silver in the men's 5,000 metres, Bloemen had lamented that he didn't have more in the tank to challenge Kramer for gold. Pairs figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took bronze. Skating with confidence and consistency in the second-last pair, Bloemen laid down a time of twelve minutes, 39.11 seconds. His tank was full of high-grade octane on Thursday, as Bloemen dominated the competition in the men's 10,000 metres and won the gold medal in an Olympic-record time. ( As reported in the news.