Sapporo 1972

Games Trivia

Adrianus "Ard" Schenk of the Netherlands won three golds in speed skating in the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m events. Each victory was by a wide margin and he set two new Olympic records. Schenk was considered such a hero in the Netherlands that a flower was named in his honour: Crocus chrysanthus Ard Schenk.

Crocus chrysanthus Ard Schenk