Margot Boer

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Margot Boer
Margot Boer (2009-01-04).jpg
Boer in 2009
Personal information
Born (1985-08-07) 7 August 1985 (age 29)
Woubrugge, Netherlands
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 2006

Margot Boer (born 7 August 1985) is a Dutch speed skater. She is specialised in the 500, 1000 and 1500 m.

Sports career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

On 11 February 2014, Boer won the bronze medal in the women's 500m longtrack speedskating event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.[1] This is the first medal at the Olympic women's 500m longtrack speedskating event for the Netherlands.[2] 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.


Personal records[3]
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
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
2007 1st 500 m 3rd
2008 2nd 500 m 3rd
2009 2nd 500 m 1st 3rd 1000 m 2nd 500 m
2010 2nd 500 m
2nd 1000 m
2nd 4th 500 m
6th 1000 m
4th 1500 m
2nd 500 m
2nd 1000 m
2011 1st 500 m
2nd 1000 m
1st 3rd 3rd 500 m
3rd 1000 m
2012 2nd 500 m 1st 4th 3rd 1000 m
2013 2nd 500 m 2nd 7th
2014 1st 500 m 4th 3rd 500 m
3rd 1000 m


  1. ^ James O'Brien (2014-02-11). "Heather Richardson falls short of medal, Lee Sang-hwa wins 500m gold". NBC News. 
  2. ^ (Dutch) Lisette van der Geest; Pieter Sabel (11 February 2014). "Live – Margot Boer wint brons" (in Dutch). 
  3. ^ "Margot Boer". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Netherlands Paulien van Deutekom
Ard Schenk Award
Succeeded by
Netherlands Ireen Wüst