Gianni Romme skating against Bob de Jong in 2003
12 February 1973 |
Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Coached by||Henk Gemser|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||500 m: 36.97 (2002)
1000 m: 1:14.33 (1999)
1500 m: 1:47.88 (2002)
3000 m: 3:40.02 (2002)
5000 m: 6:14.70 (2004)
10 000 m: 13:03.40 (2002)
Gianni Petrus Cornelis Romme (born 12 February 1973) is a Dutch marathoner and a former long track speed skater. He won two gold medals at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and was the World allround champion in 2000 and 2003. Romme has been a coach since the 2006–07 speed skating season.
During his long track career, Romme prevailed in long distances (5000 and 10000 metres). His greatest triumphs came at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he won both events. Four years later, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, he captured the silver medal in the 10000 metre event, beaten only by compatriot Jochem Uytdehaage.
He has also won numerous gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships in both the 5000 m and the 10000 m, was two times World Allround Champion, and spent some time (118 days in total) at the top of the all-time world ranking, the Adelskalender.
As of 2006–07, Romme started his own coaching career. International speed skaters Anni Friesinger, Ralf van der Rijst and Risto Rosendahl decided to join his team. Romme himself wanted to continue his career, but announced at the opening day of the 2007 KNSB Dutch Single Distance Championships that he would no longer participate in long track speed skating, only in marathon speed skating.
|Year||EC Allround||Winter Olympics||WC Distances||WC Allround|
- - = did not participate
- DQ3 = disqualification for the 3rd distance
- NQ19 = did not qualify for the final distance, but was classified as 19th in the final standings.
|Men's speed skating|
|500 m||36.97||2 February 2002||Salt Lake City|
|1000 m||1:14.33||11 December 1999||Inzell|
|1500 m||1:47.88||2 February 2002||Salt Lake City|
|3000 m||3:40.02||3 February 2002||Salt Lake City|
|5000 m||6:14.70||20 November 2004||Berlin|
|10000 m||13:03.40||26 November 2000||Heerenveen|
Gianni Romme has an Adelskalender score of 149.570 points.
|5000 m||6:30.63||7 December 1997||Heerenveen|
|5000 m||6:22.20||8 February 1998||Nagano|
|10000 m||13:15.33||17 February 1998||Nagano|
|5000 m||6:21.49||27 March 1998||Calgary|
|10000 m||13:08.71||29 March 1998||Calgary|
|5000 m||6:18.72||30 January 2000||Calgary|
|3000 m||3:42.75||11 August 2000||Calgary|
|10000 m||13:03.40||26 November 2000||align=left Heerenveen|
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|Oscar Mathisen Award
|Dutch Sportsman of the Year
Pieter van den Hoogenband
|Ard Schenk Award
Gerard van Velde