Arne Dankers

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Arne Dankers
Arne Dankers (2007).jpg
Dankers in 2007
Medal record
Men's speed skating
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Team pursuit
World Single Distance Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Salt Lake City Team pursuit

Arne Dankers (born June 1, 1980) is a Canadian speed skater.

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[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

  • 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 LLC.