Carry Geijssen

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Carry Geijssen
Carry Geijssen 1968b.jpg
Carry Geijssen at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1947-01-11) January 11, 1947 (age 67)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating

Carolina ("Carry") Cornelia Catharina Geijssen (born 11 January 1947) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands.

Carry Geijssen won silver at the Dutch Allround Championships in 1965 (a feat she would repeat in 1967 and 1968). In 1966, she became Dutch Allround Champion. At the 1968 World Allround Championships in Helsinki, she won bronze behind Stien Kaiser and Ans Schut, making the podium entirely Dutch.

Geijssen then participated in the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, where she became Olympic Champion on the 1,000 m in a new Olympic record time. This made her the first Dutch Olympic Champion in speed skating in Olympic history. The next day, Ans Schut (on the 3,000 m) would become the second, while Kees Verkerk (on the 1,500 m) would become the third Dutch Olympic Champion in speed skating four days after that. Geijssen went on to win Olympic silver on the 1,500 m, just 0.3 seconds behind winner Kaija Mustonen.[1]

After that, Geijssen remained active for several more years, but did not have any more major results. She ended her speed skating career in 1971. She married the cyclist Rien Langkruis, and later lived in Indonesia and Canada.[1]

Medals[edit]

An overview of medals won by Carry Geijssen at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1968 (1,000 m) 1968 (1,500 m)
World Allround 1968
Dutch Allround 1966 1965
1967
1968

Records[edit]

Over the course of her career, Geijssen skated two Dutch Senior records in women's speed skating and a total of 19 Junior records (one doubling as both Senior and Junior record):

Dutch records[2]
Distance Result Date Location
500 m J 55.9 09-02-1963 Amsterdam
1,000 m J 2:01.8 09-02-1963 Amsterdam
500m J 51.3 06-11-1963 Deventer
500 m JS 49.8 24-01-1964 Amsterdam
1,500 m J 2:43.1 24-01-1964 Amsterdam
1,000 m J 1:45.0 25-01-1964 Amsterdam
3,000 m J 5:48.0 25-01-1964 Amsterdam
Mini combination J 214.667 24/25-01-1964 Amsterdam
1,000 m J 1:43.2 27-01-1964 Amsterdam
1,000 m J 1:41.6 08-03-1964 Deventer
500 m J 49.7 02-01-1965 Amsterdam
1,500 m J 2:35.9 02-01-1965 Amsterdam
1,000 m J 1:39.0 03-01-1965 Amsterdam
3,000 m J 5:37.4 03-01-1965 Amsterdam
Mini combination J 207.400 02/03-01-1965 Amsterdam
500 m J 48.9 19-02-1965 Deventer
1500 m J 2:35.3 19-02-1965 Deventer
1,000 m J 1:38.7 13-03-1965 Amsterdam
3,000 m J 5:32.8 27-12-1965 Deventer
500 m J 48.8 03-01-1966 Amsterdam
500 m S 48.5 15-12-1966 Deventer
Personal records
Distance Result Date Location
500 m 45.9 09-02-1970 Davos
1,000 m 1:31.5 01-03-1969 Inzell
1,500 m 2:21.3 20-01-1968 Davos
3,000 m 5:00.8 21-01-1968 Davos
Sprint combination 190.160 21/22-02-1970 West Allis
Mini combination 190.483 20/21-01-1968 Davos
Best results on Dutch ice
Distance Result Date Location
500 m 48.1 14-11-1967 Heerenveen
1,000 m 1:35.7 11-01-1971 Amsterdam
1,500 m 2:26.7 18-02-1967 Deventer
3,000 m 5:13.2 11-01-1970 Deventer
Mini combination 199.457 10/11-01-1971 Amsterdam
Geijssen in 1967

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carry Geijssen. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Bijlsma et all. 1997, pp. 459, 471-474.

Bibliography[edit]

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  • Maaskant, Piet. Flitsende Ijzers, De geschiedenis van de schaatssport (in Dutch). Zwolle, the Netherlands: La Rivière & Voorhoeve, 1967 (2nd revised and extended edition).
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