Jochem Uytdehaage

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Jochem Uytdehaage
Jochem Uytdehaage bij de Partnerbijeenkomst Echt Overvecht.jpg
Jochem Uytdehaage
Personal information
Born (1976-07-09) 9 July 1976 (age 38)[1]
Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Weight 154 lb (70 kg)[1]
Website www.uytdehaage.nl
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2007

Jochem Simon Uytdehaage (born 9 July 1976 in Utrecht) is a former Dutch long track speed skater and two-time Olympic champion. He retired in 2007 at the age of 30, following two consecutive seasons of poor results.[2]

Biography[edit]

Uytdehaage was born on 9 July 1976 in Oog in Al, Utrecht, Netherlands. He was the 2002 European all-round champion. During the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, he won the gold medal in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter events and the silver in the 1,500 meter event. His winning time on the 10,000 meter was 12:58.92, the first time a skater broke the 13-minute barrier on this distance,[3] and this world record stood for three years, until it was broken by Carl Verheijen and Chad Hedrick.[4] His 5,000 meter time of 6:14.66 was also a world record. Uytdehaage led the long track speed skating Adelskalender from 2001 until 13 November 2005, when Chad Hedrick (US) overtook him.

In December 2005, at the Dutch Olympic Trials in Heerenveen, Uytdehaage failed to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.[5]

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500m 36.27 19 November 2005 United States
Salt Lake City
1,000m 1:11.36 24 February 2001 Canada
Calgary
1,500m 1:44.57 19 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
3,000m 3:43.28 16 March 2001 Canada
Calgary
5,000m 6:14.66 9 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
Also OR and WR
10,000m 12:58.92 22 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
Also OR and WR

Source: www.isu.org[6]

Olympic records[edit]

Distance Time Date Location Note
5,000 m 6:14.66 9 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
Until Vancouver 2010
10,000 m 12:58.92 22 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
Until Vancouver 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jochem Uytdehaage". The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Uytdehaage stopt ermee". www.nos.nl. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Uytdehaage breaks marathon barrier". news.bbc.co.uk. 22 February 2002. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  4. ^ All Time best performances
  5. ^ "Absentee roll call; List of athletes not competing in Turin is impressive". Sports Illustrated. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jochem Uytdehaage Personal best". www.isu.org. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Japan Hiroyasu Shimizu
Oscar Mathisen Award
2002
Succeeded by
Germany Anni Friesinger
Preceded by
Netherlands Erik Dekker
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Netherlands Erben Wennemars
Preceded by
Netherlands Gerard van Velde
Ard Schenk Award
2002
Succeeded by
Netherlands Erben Wennemars