Bob de Jong

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Bob de Jong
Bob de Jong (23-02-2008).jpg
Bob de Jong in action at a world cup speedskating in Heerenveen, Netherlands
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born (1976-11-13) 13 November 1976 (age 39)
Leimuiden, Netherlands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Website www.bobdejong.net
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 37.86 (2001)
1000 m: 1:18.74 (1996)
1500 m: 1:48.22 (2005)
3000 m: 3:42.51 (2002)
5000 m: 6:08.76 (2009)
10 000 m: 12:48.20 (2011)

Bob Johannes Carolus de Jong (born 13 November 1976) is a Dutch former speed skater who specialized in long distances: five and ten kilometers.

Speed skating career[edit]

In 2006, he won the gold medal for the ten kilometer race at the Olympic Games in Turin, with a personal record of 13:01.57, beating world record holder Chad Hedrick and Carl Verheijen. He also skated in the men's 5000 m event and placed 6th. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, he placed 15th in the men's 10000 m and 30th in the men's 5000 m. In 1998, he won the silver medal in the men's 10000 m and 4th in the men's 5000 m.[1]

After winning a bronze medal in the 10,000 m at the 2010 Olympic Games, de Jong, at age 37, won another bronze medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in the 10,000 m becoming the oldest male competitor in 86 years to win speed skating medal at the Olympics.[2][3]

Records[edit]

World records[edit]

Distance Time Date Location
3000 m junior 3:53.06 8 March 1996 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
3000 m men 3:53.06 8 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m junior 6:37.55 10 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 37.86 5 March 2001 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1,000 m 1:18.74 28 January 1996 Ritten Kunsteisbahn, Collalbo
1,500 m 1:48.22 17 March 2001 Olympic Oval, Calgary
3,000 m 3.42,51 3 February 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
5,000 m 6:08.76 12 December 2009 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
10,000 m 12:48.20 12 March 2011 Eisstadion Inzell, Inzell
Big combination 153.859 6 February 2005 Krylatskoye Sport Complex, Moscow

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[4]

De Jong is currently 23rd on the adelskalender.[5] His highest ranking was 4th between 17 March 2001 and 20 October 2001.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob de Jong". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Men's 10000 m : Speed Skating Men's 10000 m". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. www.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Longest skating race destined for Dutch triple". sportsillstrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Bob de Jong". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Adelskalender: Big combination Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ web.telia.com

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Erben Wennemars
Sven Kramer
Ard Schenk Award
2006
2011
Succeeded by
Sven Kramer
Stefan Groothuis
Preceded by
Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková
Oscar Mathisen Award
2011
Succeeded by
Canada Christine Nesbitt