11 Things You Need To Know About Canada's Newest Gold Medalist Ted-Jan Bloemen
Who is he?
Ted-Jan Bloeman just set an incredible Olympic record for Canada. The long-track speedskater won Canada's first ever gold in the men's 10,000 metres. The Olympian moved to Canada from the Netherlands four years ago to compete for Canada in the Olympics.
Bloeman recently appeared in the Olympic arena, only beginning his record-breaking a few years ago. After Bloeman moved to Canada, he quickly began competing for Canada in international competitions. At Pyeongchang, he has won two medals thus far, gold in the men's 10,000 metres and silver in the men's 5000 metres.
Here are some facts that you may not know about this Canadian Olympian!
1. Bloeman set world records in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres.
2. His Instagram is filled with adorable pictures of him and his wife.
3. When he's not skating, he's cycling.
4. Bloeman is 31 years old.
5. He resides in Calgary, Alberta.
6. He has abs of steel.
7. His wife is Dutch and her name is Marlinde.
8. He routinely takes trips with his family.
9. Bloeman and his wife got married in Calgary.
10. He beat his biggest rival, Sven Kramer.
11. He was born in Leiderdorp, Netherlands.
Source: CTV News