Dankers in 2007
|Men's speed skating|
|2006 Turin||Team pursuit|
|World Single Distance Championships|
|2007 Salt Lake City||Team pursuit|
Dankers was a member of the Canadian team that set the team pursuit world record of 3:39.69 in Calgary, Canada on November 12, 2005. The Canadian team, of which Dankers was a part, was not able to duplicate this performance at the 2006 Turin Olympics. The Italian team now holds the Olympic team pursuit record of 3:43.64.
2006 Winter Olympics
At the 2006 Olympics he participated in the following events:
- Speed Skating, Men's 1500 m
- Speed Skating, Men's 5000 m – 5th place
- Speed Skating, Men's 10000 m – 9th place
- Speed Skating, Men's Team Pursuit – Silver
Dankers placed 5th place in the 5000m men's speed skating final and his team won a silver medal in Men's team pursuit speed skating. His parents, Peter Dankers and Marja Verhoef, are both Dutch. Arne Dankers moved to Canada when he was two years old. Arne Dankers graduated from the University of Calgary with a master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
- Photos of Arne Dankers at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-03-10)
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Arne Dankers". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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