Beorn Nijenhuis

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Beorn Nijenhuis
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Beorn Nijenhuis
Personal information
Born (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 (age 33)
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 2006 Winter Olympics

Beorn Nijenhuis (born 2 April 1984) is a Dutch speed skater, who represented the Netherlands at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Born in Canada, where he started speed skating, he eventually moved to the Netherlands at the age of 13. A year later he received his Dutch citizenship, and started competing for them soon after.

He has been a standout in the men's 1000m on the international scene, ranking second in the Speed Skating World Cup standings and finishing fifth at the 2005 World Single Distance Championships. He was third in the final 1500m World Cup rankings. He was national record holder in the 1000 meter from 2008 to 2012.

The Torino Olympics was his first appearance at the Olympics. He finished 35th in the 500 metres and 12th in the 1000 meters.

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