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02/11/2018 05:11 am ET Updated Feb 11, 2018

Olympic Speed Skating Photo Finish Is Almost Too Close To Call

Just 0.002 of a second separated the rivals.

Two thousandths of a second was the difference between second and third place in Sunday’s 5,000m men’s speed skating final at the Winter Olympics.

Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen secured the silver medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a time of 6:11:616. Norway’s Sverre Lunde Peterson finished in 6:11:618 to nab bronze.

The BBC shared a dramatic snap of the rivals’ photo finish to Twitter:

Sven Kramer, of the Netherlands, won his third gold in the event with his performance in a subsequent race, which he finished in an Olympic record time of 6:09:76.

Silver medalist Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada (left) gold medalist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands (center) and bronze medalist Sv
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Silver medalist Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada (left) gold medalist Sven Kramer of the Netherlands (center) and bronze medalist Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway  celebrate their finishes in the men's 5000m speed skating competition.
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