As Sven Kramer completed the twenty five laps required of him on February 22nd, 2010, at the 2010 Winter Olympics, he believed that not only had he won the gold medal, he had set a record in the world of speedskating.
Kramer’s dreams were quickly obliterated as his coach, Gerard Kemkers, skated out on to the ice, alerting the olympian that he had been disqualified eight laps before his would-be amazing finish. Kemkers had signaled for Kramer to change lanes, not realizing that he had already done so.
With his very own coach at fault, Kramer attempted to control his anger on the ice. He later watched Lee Seung-Hoon of Korea awarded the gold medal that should have, and could have, rightfully been his own.