The gold medal is Bart Swings’ third prize at the World Games, an event held every four years meant for sports, or disciplines or events within a sport, that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
The 22-year-old from Herrent (Flemish Brabant) already took gold in a previous distance race and silver in the 1,000 metres.
Second on Saturday was the New Zealander Peter Michael, with the Ecuadorian Jorg David Bolanos Villacorte taking bronze.
Swings: "Second gold is super"
Speaking after the race, Bart Swings told VRT Sport that: "It was really exciting. I was scared of elimination and that’s why I stayed in front throughout.”
“While I was there I felt safe. Evening in second position that wouldn’t have been the case. This second gold medal is super. That’s why I came to the World Games.