Annamarie Thomas

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Annamarie Thomas
Personal information
Born (1971-09-15) September 15, 1971 (age 43)
Emmeloord, Netherlands
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Retired 2006

Annamarie Thomas (15 September 1971, Emmeloord, Flevoland) is a former Dutch speed skater.


Thomas was an allround speed skater, but favored the shorter distances. The years 1995 and 1996 found her at her peak: in both those years she was Dutch allround champion as well as Dutch sprint champion and came in second at the European allround championships behind Gunda Niemann. She was third in the 1995 World Allround Championships in Savalen and in 1996 won both the 1,000 m and 1,500 m in the inaugural World Single Distance Championships in Hamar.

On March 20, 1999 in Calgary, she broke the world record on the 1,500 m by 1.5 seconds, skating 1.55.50, which record would only be bested two years later by Anni Friesinger. That weekend she also broke the world record for the combined times for the 500m, 1000m, 1500m, and 3000m in one tournament (the "mini combination") and reached 4th place in the adelskalender.

In the summer of 2006 she was a participant in the first season of the celebreality show Sterren Dansen Op Het IJs, the Dutch version of Skating with Celebrities, where she ended up in fourth place.

She retired from competitive skating in November 2006.


Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 38.97 January 26, 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:15.20 February 17, 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:55.50 March 20, 1999 Canada
Also the World Record
3000 m 4:11.45 February 6, 1999 Norway
5000 m 7:16.97 February 7, 1999 Norway

World records[edit]

Distance Time Date Location Note
Small combination 163.901 March 23, 1996 Canada
1500 m 1:55.50 March 20, 1999 Canada
Small combination 158.183 March 21, 1999 Canada


Championship Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg
Dutch Single Distance Championships 4 5 6
Dutch Sprint Championships 2 3 1
Dutch Allround Championships 3 1 2
European Allround Championships 0 2 1
World Single Distance Championships 2 0 0
World Allround Championships 0 0 1

Preceded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma
Ard Schenk Award
Succeeded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma

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