Gianni Romme

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Gianni Romme
NK Allround 2003 Romme-BdeJong.jpg
Gianni Romme skating against Bob de Jong in 2003
Personal information
Born (1973-02-12) 12 February 1973 (age 41)
Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Website www.gianniromme.nl
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating

Gianni Petrus Cornelis Romme (born 12 February 1973 in Lage Zwaluwe, North Brabant) is a Dutch marathoner and a former long track speed skater. He has also been a coach since the 2006–07 speed skating season.

Career[edit]

During his long track career, Romme prevailed in long distances (5000 and 10000 metres). His greatest triumphs came at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he won both events. Four years later, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, he captured the silver medal in the 10000 metre event, beaten only by compatriot Jochem Uytdehaage.

He has also won numerous gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships in both the 5000 m and the 10000 m, was two times World Allround Champion, and spent some time (118 days in total) at the top of the all-time world ranking, the Adelskalender.

As of 2006–07, Romme started his own coaching career. International speed skaters Anni Friesinger, Ralf van der Rijst and Risto Rosendahl decided to join his team. Romme himself wanted to continue his career, but announced at the opening day of the 2007 KNSB Dutch Single Distance Championships that he would no longer participate in long track speed skating, only in marathon speed skating.

Medal achievements[edit]

Year EC Allround Winter Olympics WC Distances WC Allround
1996 - Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
-
1997 - Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
-
1998 - Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
-
1999 15th Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m
-
2000 - Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Gold medal icon.svg
2001 - Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m -
2002 - Silver medal icon.svg 10000m DQ3
2003 Gold medal icon.svg - Gold medal icon.svg
2004 4th Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
9th 10000m
-
2005 - 4th 10000m -
2006 NQ19 - -
- = did not participate
DQ3 = disqualification for the 3rd distance
NQ19 = did not qualify for the final distance, but was classified as 19th in the final standings.

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 36.97 2 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:14.33 11 December 1999 Germany
Inzell
1500 m 1:47.88 2 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
3000 m 3:40.02 3 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
5000 m 6:14.70 20 November 2004 Germany
Berlin
10000 m 13:03.40 26 November 2000 Netherlands
Heerenveen

Source: www.isu.org[1] & SpeedskatingResults.com[2]

Gianni Romme has an Adelskalender score of 149.570 points.

World records[edit]

Event Time Date Venue
5000 m 6:30.63 7 December 1997 Netherlands Heerenveen
5000 m 6:22.20 8 February 1998 Japan Nagano
10000 m 13:15.33 17 February 1998 Japan Nagano
5000 m 6:21.49 27 March 1998 Canada Calgary
10000 m 13:08.71 29 March 1998 Canada Calgary
5000 m 6:18.72 30 January 2000 Canada Calgary
3000 m 3:42.75 11 August 2000 Canada Calgary
10000 m 13:03.40 26 November 2000 Netherlands Heerenveen

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gianni Romme Personal best". www.isu.org. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Gianni Romme". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gianni Romme". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma
Oscar Mathisen Award
2000
Succeeded by
Japan Hiroyasu Shimizu
Preceded by
Netherlands Marcel Wouda
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Netherlands Pieter van den Hoogenband
Preceded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma
Ard Schenk Award
2001
Succeeded by
Netherlands Gerard van Velde