Speed Skater Lee Seung-hoon Loses Out in Men's 10,000 m

Lee Seung-hoon finished fourth in the men's 10,000-m race at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia on Tuesday.

Lee, who won gold in the men's 10,000 m and silver in 5,000 m four years ago in Vancouver, also placed a disappointing 12th in the 5,000-m event on Feb. 8.

His record of 13:11.68 minutes was less than five second short of the bronze medal winner Bob de Jong's of the Netherlands.

Lee Seung-hoon skates in the mens 10,000-m race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. Lee Seung-hoon skates in the men's 10,000-m race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday.

Fellow Dutch skater Sven Kramer, who already won gold in 5,000 m with an Olympic record of 6:10.76 minutes, took silver, while Jorrit Bergsma, also of the Netherlands, shattered Lee's previous Olympic record and won the gold with 12:44.45 minutes.

Dutch skaters have made yet another clean sweep of the podium in speed skating.

Lee will compete in the men's team pursuit on Friday with Kim Cheol-min and Joo Hyung-joon.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 19, 2014 12:45 KST