Carlijn Achtereekte

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Carlijn Achtereekte
2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships, Women's 5000m (2).jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-01-29) 29 January 1990 (age 28)
Lettele, Netherlands
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro2008

Carlijn Achtereekte (Dutch pronunciation: [kɑrˈlɛin ˈɑxtərˌeːktə]; born 29 January 1990) is a Dutch speed skater who specialises in long distances.[1][2] Born in Lettele, Achtereekte won three silver medals in the 5000 metres at the Dutch Single Distance Championships. At the 2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen she won the silver medal at the 5000 metres event behind Martina Sáblíková.[3]

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, her first Olympic Games, Achtereekte took a surprise gold medal in the 3000 metres, leading home team-mates Ireen Wüst and Antoinette de Jong in a Dutch clean sweep of the podium, despite never having won a World Cup race.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

Personal records[5]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 39.87 27 December 2014 Thialf, Heerenveen
1000 m 1:18.46 7 February 2015 Eisstadion Inzell, Inzell
1500 m 1:57.77 21 October 2017 Thialf, Heerenveen
3000 m 3:58.63 1 December 2017 Calgary, Canada
5000 m 6:54.49 13 February 2015 Thialf, Heerenveen

She is currently in 34th position in the adelskalender.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlijn Achtereekte". Eurosport.
  2. ^ "Carlijn Achtereekte". Schaatsen.nl.
  3. ^ "Speed Skating - Sablikova makes it two World golds in as many days". Yahoo. 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ Janes, Chelsea (10 February 2018). "Dutch treat: In an upset, Carlijn Achtereekte leads a podium sweep in 3,000 meters". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Carlijn Achtereekte". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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