Boer in 2009
7 August 1985 |
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb)|
Margot Boer (born 7 August 1985) is a Dutch speed skater. She is specialised in the 500, 1000 and 1500 m.
After spending a few years at local teams in the South Holland area, Boer was seen as one of the Netherlands main future talents and was offered a contract at the KNSB youth development team for the 2006–07 season. In the years before she already participated in several World Cup meetings.
Her first success in her new team was winning a gold medal on the 500 m at the 2007 KNSB Dutch Single Distance Championships. She won the both races beating all the opponents, including favourites such as Marianne Timmer and Annette Gerritsen.
2010 Winter Olympics
Boer qualified to participate in all of her specialty distances at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She just missed out on medals in each of them, coming in 4th on both the 500 and 1500 m and 6th on the 1000 m, 0.22, 0.14, and 0.22 seconds from winning a bronze medal, respectively.
2014 Winter Olympics
On 11 February 2014, Boer won the bronze medal in the women's 500m longtrack speedskating event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. This is the first medal at the Olympic women's 500m longtrack speedskating event for the Netherlands. Two days later on 13 February 2014 Boer also won the bronze medal in the women's longtrack 1000m event, making her the nation's first female skater to win Olympic medals on both sprint distances.
|Women's speed skating|
|500 m||37.28||15 November 2013||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|1000 m||1.13.77||17 November 2013||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|1500 m||1.57.00||29 December 2013||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|3000 m||4.35.70||26 February 2005||IJsbaan van Groningen, Groningen|
|5000 m||8.12.56||26 February 2006||IJsbaan van Groningen, Groningen|
|Year||Dutch Distance||Dutch Sprint||World Sprint||World Distance||Olympic Games||World Cup|
|2009||500 m||1000 m||500 m|
|2010|| 500 m
|4th 500 m
6th 1000 m
4th 1500 m
| 500 m
|2011|| 500 m
| 500 m
|2012||500 m||4th||1000 m|
|2014||500 m||4th|| 500 m
- James O'Brien (2014-02-11). "Heather Richardson falls short of medal, Lee Sang-hwa wins 500m gold". NBC News.
- (Dutch) Lisette van der Geest; Pieter Sabel (11 February 2014). "Live – Margot Boer wint brons" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl.
- "Margot Boer". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
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