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Birthdate:
November 13, 1976
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
183 pounds
Age:
35

Speedskating

Date Round Result
02/24 Men's 10000 m Final Rankings  13:01.57 (1st)
02/11 Men's 5000 m Final Rankings   6:22.12 (6th)

Notes

Birthplace
Leimuiden, Netherlands
Previous Olympics
2002 at Salt Lake City - 15th in 10,000m, 30th in 5,000m; 1998 at Nagano, Japan - silver in 10,000m, 4th in 5,000m.
World Single Distance Championships
2004-05 - 1st in 10,000m, 2nd in 5,000m. 2003-04 - 2nd in 10,000m. 2002-03 - 1st in 10,000m, 2nd in 5,000m. 2000-01 - 1st in 5,000m, 2nd in 10,000m. 1999-2000 - 2nd in 5,000m, 2nd in 10,000m. 1998-99 - 1st in 10,000m, 3rd in 5,000m. 1997-98 - 2nd in 10,000m. 1996-97 - 3rd in 10,000m.
World Cup Standings
2004-05 - 2nd in 5,000m. 2003-04 - 1st in 5,000m. 2002-03 - 2nd in 5,000m. 2001-02 - 2nd in 5,000m. 2000-01 - 3rd in 5,000m. 1999-2000 - 2nd in 5,000m. 1998-99 - 2nd in 5,000m. 1997-98 - 3rd in 5,000m. 1996-97 - 3rd in 5,000m. (5,000m event is combined category of 5,000m/10,000m).
Other career highlights
Began skating at age 4.

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