Bob de Jong
Bob de Jong in action at a world cup speedskating in Heerenveen, Netherlands
|Born||13 November 1976|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|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
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. In 1998, he won the silver medal in the men's 10,000 m and 4th in the men's 5000 m. In 2010, he won the bronze medal in the men's 10,000 m. and in his fifth Olympics in 2014 he took his second Olympic Bronze in 10,000 m event.
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.
|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|
|Men's speed skating|
|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|
- "Bob de Jong". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from At the %5b%5b2002 Winter Olympics%5d%5d in %5b%5bSalt Lake City, Utah%5d%5d, he placed 15th in the men's 10,000 m and 30th in the men's 5000 m. the original Check
|url=value (help) on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
- "Men's 10000 m : Speed Skating Men's 10000 m". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. www.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- "Longest skating race destined for Dutch triple". sportsillstrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
- "Bob de Jong". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
- "Adelskalender: Big combination Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- web.telia.com Archived March 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bob de Jong.|
- Photos of Bob de Jong at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-03-11)
- Personal records
- Bob de Jong at SpeedSkatingStats.com
- Bob de Jong at SchaatsStatistieken.nl (in Dutch)
- Bob de Jong at the International Olympic Committee
- Bob de Jong at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
| Ard Schenk Award
| Oscar Mathisen Award
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