Marrit Leenstra (speed skater)

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Marrit Leenstra
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Marrit Leenstra
Personal information
Born (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 25)
Wijckel, Netherlands
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating

Marrit Leenstra[1] (born 10 May 1989) is a Dutch long track speed skater.

Skating career[edit]

In the 2007 season she made her World Cup debut in Moscow.[2]

In the 2008 season she skated a junior world record in the 1500 meters at the World Cup in Salt Lake City.[3] Later this season she qualified for the European Championships and ranked 6th after all four distances. With this result she qualified for the World Allround. At the World Allround Championships in Berlin she placed 12th after four distances. In February 2008, Leenstra was crowned the World Junior Speed Skating Champion in Changchun, China. At the end of the season in March 2008 she improved the junior world records on the 1000[4] and 1500 meters[3] and the mini combination.[5] The latter two are still current junior world records.[6]

In the 2009 season Marrit Leenstra did not qualify for the European Championships, World Sprint Championships or World Allround Championships, however she did qualify for the World Single Distance Championships in the 1500 metres where she finished tenth.

After a disappointing 2010 season, where she failed to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics, she had a breakthrough 2011 season. Leenstra won the Dutch Allround Championships and placed third in the European Championships and fourth in the World Allround Championships. Also she placed fourth in the World Single Distances at the 1000 meters, second in the World Single Distances at the team pursuit and second in the World Cup standings for the 1500 meters, including a World Cup win in Salt Lake City.

Personal life[edit]

Leenstra is married[7] to Italian Olympic gold medalist Matteo Anesi.[8][9][10]

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records[11]
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 38.02 27 January 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1000 m 1.13.88 27 January 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:53.38 19 February 2011 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
3000 m 4:02.74 12 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m 7:06.74 13 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
Sprint allround 150.465 29 January 2012 Olympic Oval, Calgary
Mini allround 156.360 13 March 2008 Olympic Oval, Calgary Current world record for juniors[12]
Small allround 159.620 13 February 2012 Olympic Oval, Calgary

World records[edit]

Event Time Date Venue
1500 m jr. 1:56.47 10 November 2007 United States Salt Lake City
1500 m jr. 1:55.14 12 March 2008 Canada Calgary
1000 m jr. 1:15.41 13 March 2008 Canada Calgary
Mini combination jr. 156.360 13 March 2008 Canada Calgary

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[12]

Tournament results[edit]

Junior[edit]

Year Category Dutch Allround Dutch Sprint World Allround
2004 Juniors C 3rd
2005 Juniors B 5th 7th
2006 Juniors B 1 2
2007 Juniors A 4th 3
2008 Juniors A 1 1

After the 2008 season, she continued as a senior speed skater.

Senior[edit]

Year Dutch Distance Dutch Sprint Dutch Allround European Allround World Distance World Sprint World Allround World Cup
2007 15th 500 m
9th 1500 m
12th 3000 m
13th 50th 1500 m
2008 9th 500 m
4th 1000 m
3 1500 m
10th 3000 m
4th 6th 12th 19th 1000 m
23rd 1500 m
2009 17th 500 m
5th 1000 m
3 1500 m
8th 3000 m
4th 5th 28th 1000 m
11th 1500 m
3 team pursuit
2010 15th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
12th 3000 m
9th 3 NC 1000 m
41st 1500 m
2011 3 500 m
1 1000 m
2 1500 m
2 3000 m
1 3 4th 1000 m
2 team pursuit
4th 40th 500m
9th 1000m
2 1500 m
33rd 3000/5000 m
2012 NF 500 m
2 1000 m
2 1500 m
9th 3000 m
3 1 8th 13th 3 1000m
3 1500 m
2013 5th 500 m
1 1000 m
3 1500 m
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marrit Leenstra (Personalia)". Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marrit Leenstra". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Evolution of the world record 1500 meters Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Evolution of the world record 1000 meters Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Evolution of the world record Mini combination Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Current world records Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  7. ^ (Italian) Matteo e Marrit: un matrimonio tutto d'oro Corriere delle Alpi, 27 July 2014
  8. ^ Leenstra, Marrit (22 April 2011). "Mijn triple is goud waard". Schaatsen.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marrit Leenstra heeft wéér pech rond een WK". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Caldenhoven, Mark (13 February 2014). "Marrit Leenstra heeft 'niets met social media'". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Marrit Leenstra". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Marrit Leenstra". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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