Bob de Jong

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Bob de Jong
Bob de Jong (23-02-2008).jpg
Bob de Jong in action at a world cup speedskating in Heerenveen, Netherlands
Personal information
Born (1976-11-13) 13 November 1976 (age 38)
Leimuiden, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Website www.bobdejong.net
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating

Bob Johannes Carolus de Jong (born 13 November 1976) is a Dutch speed skater who specializes in long distances: five and ten kilometers.

Speed skating career[edit]

In 2006, he won the gold medal for the ten kilometer race at the Olympic Games in Turin, with a personal record of 13:01.57, beating world record holder Chad Hedrick and Carl Verheijen. He also skated in the men's 5000 m event and placed 6th. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, he placed 15th in the men's 10000 m and 30th in the men's 5000 m. In 1998, he won the silver medal in the men's 10000 m and 4th in the men's 5000 m.[1]

After winning a bronze medal in the 10000 m at the 2010 Olympic Games, de Jong, at age 37, won bronze at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in the 10000 m becoming the oldest male competitor in 86 years to win speed skating medal at the Olympics.[2][3]

Records[edit]

World records[edit]

Distance Time Date Location
3000 m junior 3:53.06 8 March 1996 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
3000 m men 3:53.06 8 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m junior 6:37.55 10 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 37.86 5 March 2001 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1,000 m 1:18.74 28 January 1996 Ritten Kunsteisbahn, Collalbo
1,500 m 1:48.22 17 March 2001 Olympic Oval, Calgary
3,000 m 3.42,51 3 February 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
5,000 m 6:08.76 12 December 2009 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
10,000 m 12:48.20 12 March 2011 Eisstadion Inzell, Inzell
Big combination 153.859 6 February 2005 Krylatskoye Sport Complex, Moscow

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[4]

De Jong is currently 23rd on the adelskalender.[5] His highest ranking was 4th between 17 March 2001 and 20 October 2001.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob de Jong". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Men's 10000 m : Speed Skating Men's 10000 m". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. http://www.sochi2014.com/. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Longest skating race destined for Dutch triple". sportsillstrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Bob de Jong". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Adelskalender: Big combination Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ web.telia.com

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Erben Wennemars
Sven Kramer
Ard Schenk Award
2006
2011
Succeeded by
Sven Kramer
Stefan Groothuis
Preceded by
Martina Sáblíková
Oscar Mathisen Award
2011
Succeeded by
Christine Nesbitt