Annamarie Thomas

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

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

Biography[edit]

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 1000 and 1500 m in the inaugural World Single Distance Championships in Hamar.

On 20 March 1999 in the Olympic Oval in Calgary, she broke the world record on 1500 m by 1.5 seconds, skating in 1.55.50. That weekend she also broke the world record for the combined times for the 500, 1000, 1500 and 3000 m 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.

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records[1]
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 38.97 26 January 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:15.20 17 February 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:55.50 20 March 2000 Olympic Oval, Calgary World record until beaten by Anni Friesinger on 4 March 2001[2]
3000 m 4:11.45 6 February 1999 Vikingskipet, Hamar
5000 m 7:16.97 7 February 1999 Vikingskipet, Hamar

World records[edit]

Distance Time Date Location Note
Small combination 163.901 23 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1500 m 1:55.50 20 March 1999 Olympic Oval, Calgary [2]
Small combination 158.183 21 March 1999 Olympic Oval, Calgary

Medals[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annamarie Thomas". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Evolution of the world record 1500 meters Women". www.speedskatingstats.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma
Ard Schenk Award
1995
Succeeded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma