Bob de Jong
Bob de Jong in action at a world cup speedskating in Heerenveen, Netherlands
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. 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.
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 the original 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.
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|Ard Schenk Award
|Oscar Mathisen Award
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