Sjoerd Huisman

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Sjoerd Huisman
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Sjoerd Huisman Champion 2009
Personal information
Born (1986-06-19)19 June 1986
Andijk, Netherlands
Died 30 December 2013(2013-12-30) (aged 27)
Avenhorn, Netherlands
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating

Sjoerd Huisman (19 June 1986 – 30 December 2013) was a Dutch speed skater who specialised in marathon speed skating.

Career[edit]

Huisman made his debut in marathon speed skating in 2005 to become one of the best sprinters in the peloton. His biggest success was winning the Dutch championship on natural ice in 2009 at the Oostvaardersplassen. A year later Huisman won the Essent Cup[1] and the Dutch Open at the Austrian Weissensee.

Huisman was also successful in inline skating. In 2010 won the Dutch marathon championship.

In May 2011, Huisman was involved in a car accident after he blacked-out behind the wheel.[2] Seven months later he returned to the peloton.

Honours[edit]

  • Dutch national marathon speed skating champion: 1 time
  • Dutch national marathon inlineskating champion: 1 time

Personal longtrack records[edit]

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 37.59 30 November 2008 Netherlands
Hoorn
1000 m 1:14.78 4 October 2009 Netherlands
Heerenveen
1500 m 1:53.69 25 November 2008 Netherlands
Heerenveen
3000 m 4:10.80 12 November 2004 Netherlands
Heerenveen
5000 m 7:44.06 15 February 2004 Netherlands
Utrecht

[3]

Personal life and death[edit]

His sister, Mariska Huisman, is one of the Netherlands' most successful female marathon speed skaters.

On 30 December 2013, Huisman died of cardiac arrest, aged only 27. He had finished only second to Arjan Stroetinga in one of his final races, on 22 December 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sjoerd Huisman overleden - Telegraaf (Dutch)
  2. ^ Sjoerd Huisman plotseling overleden - Schaatsen.nl (Dutch)
  3. ^ Sjoerd Huisman - Speedskating Results
  4. ^ Sjoerd Huisman (27) overleden - NOS (Dutch)

External links[edit]