Ids Postma

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Ids Postma
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Personal information
Birth nameIds Hylke Postma
NationalityDutch
Born (1973-12-28) 28 December 1973 (age 46)
Dearsum, Netherlands
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Spouse(s)Anni Friesinger-Postma (2009)
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro1993
Coached byHenk Gemser
Retired2004
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 35.99 (2001)
1000 m: 1:09.15 (2002)
1500 m: 1:45.41 (2002)
3000 m: 3:58.53 (2002)
5000 m: 6:32.92 (2000)
10 000 m: 13:45.91 (1998)

Ids Hylke Postma (born 28 December 1973) is a Dutch former speed skater. He is an Olympic gold medalist[1] and former world champion.

In 1993 Postma finished 2nd at the Speedskating World Championships for Juniors. In his first year as senior skater, he became Dutch Allround Champion, finished second behind Johann Olav Koss at the World Allround Championships, and came 4th in the European Championships, but nevertheless did not qualify for the Dutch Olympic team. In 1997 Postma won both the European Allround Championships and the World Allround Championships.[2]

His greatest success came in 1998 when he became World Allround Champion again, also setting a world record in the point-sum combination, and won two Olympic medals at the Olympic Games in Nagano. He won the 1,000 meters event and placed second at his specialty, the 1,500 meters, just behind Ådne Søndrål from Norway. Also in 1998, he was the first skater who skated an official world record on the 1,500 meters below 1:50.00: Postma did this in Berlin.[2] Erben Wennemars had done the same the summer before, but that time was not ratified by the International Skating Union.[2] Postma's record did not last long, because a few hours later Kevin Overland skated to a new record in Calgary.[2]

Postma is also a three-time World Champion in the World Single Distance Championships. He won the 5,000 meters in 1996 and the 1,500 meters in 1999 and 2000.

In October 2004 Postma announced his retirement[3] and nowadays he lives on his farm in Deersum. He married German speed skater Anni Friesinger on 11 August 2009 in Salzburg. The couple will not live together on the farm until renovations are complete.[4] In August 2011, she gave birth to a daughter.[5] He previously had a relationship with Renske Vellinga, until she died in a car crash in 1994.

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 35.99 30 November 2001 Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:09.15 16 February 2002 Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:45.41 19 February 2002 Salt Lake City
3000 m 3:58.53 15 November 2002 Inzell
5000 m 6:32.92 30 January 2000 Calgary
10000 m 13:45.91 15 March 1998 Heerenveen

Source: www.isu.org[6] & SpeedskatingResults.com[7]

World records[edit]

Event Result Date Location Notes
1500 m 1:49.81 29 November 1997 Berlin
Big combination 153.367 15 March 1998 Heerenveen

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[8]

Tournament overview[edit]

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
Allround
World
Championships
Allround
Dutch
Championships
Sprint
World
Championships
Sprint
World
Championships
Single
Distances
Olympic
Games
World
Cup
GWC
World
Championships
Junior
Allround

1992–1993

16th 500m
7th 1000m
11th 1500m
BASELGA di PINÈ

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
8th 1000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall

1993–1994

NS2 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
4th 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
HAMAR

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 500m
6th 5000m
4th 1500m
6th 10000m
4th overall
GOTHENBURG

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
19th 5000m
6th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
1994–1995 18th 5000m

1995–1996

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
4th 5000m
4th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
HEERENVEEN

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
5th 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
4th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
INZELL

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
HAMAR

15th 1500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m

10th 1500m
6th 5000/10000m

1996–1997
HEERENVEEN

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
NAGANO

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 500m
8th 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
4th 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
WARSAW

9th 5000m

5th 1500m
10th 5000/10000m

1997–1998

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1000m
4th 1500m
6th 5000m
HEERENVEEN

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
4th 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall

4th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall
CALGARY

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
NAGANO

38th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m

1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
19th 5000/10000m

1998–1999

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1000m
4th 1500m
4th 5000m

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
6th 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
HEERENVEEN

26th 500m
15th 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall(26th)

5th 500m
4th 1000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1000m
5th overall
HEERENVEEN

1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m

35th 1000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
8th 5000/10000m

1999–2000

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 500m
7th 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
7th 10000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall
HAMAR

4th 500m
6th 5000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
12th 10000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall
MILWAUKEE

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 500m
7th 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
9th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
NAGANO

1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
9th 5000/10000m

2000–2001

8th 1000m
9th 1500m
14th 5000m

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
8th 5000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
7th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
BASELGA di PINÈ

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
4th 5000m
4th 1500m
7th 10000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall
BUDAPEST

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
8th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall

8th 1500m

2001–2002

7th 1000m
10th 1500m
6th 5000m

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
7th 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
4th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall

4th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1000m
4th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1000m
4th overall
HAMAR

24th 500m
19th 1000m
21st 500m
12th 1000m
18th overall
SALT LAKE CITY

27th 500m
17th 1000m
5th 1500m

32nd 1000m
15th 1500m

2002–2003

5th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m

4th 500m
9th 5000m
7th 1500m
8th 10000m
6th overall
GOTHENBURG

1st place, gold medalist(s) 500m
4th 5000m
4th 1500m
6th 10000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall
BERLIN

6th 1500m

6th 1500m
16th 5000/10000m
2003–2004 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
8th 5000m
5th 10.000m
4th 500m
5th 5000m
4th 1500m
8th 10000m
5th overall
7th 1500m
- = Did not participate
DNQ = Did not qualify for the final distance
NC = No classification

Source:[9]

World Cup overview[edit]

Season 500 meter
1994–1995 29th 31st
1995–1996
1996–1997
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2000
2000–2001
2001–2002
2002–2003
2003–2004
Season 1000 meter
1994–1995 32nd
1995–1996
1996–1997
1997–1998
1998–1999 1st(b)
1999–2000
2000–2001 23rd(b)
2001–2002 28th(b) 1st(b)
2002–2003
2003–2004
Season 1500 meter
1994–1995
1995–1996 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 12th 5th 5th 11th
1996–1997 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 11th 6th
1997–1998 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
1998–1999 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7th 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7th
1999–2000 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 16th 4th 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
2000–2001 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4th 14th
2001–2002 4th 6th
2002–2003 15th 9th 4th 18th 7th 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2003–2004 13th 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Season 5000 meter/10000 meter
1994–1995
1995–1996 1st(b) 5th 8th 7th 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7th*
1996–1997 12th 7th 9th –* –* 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
1997–1998 19th 1st(b) 11th*
1998–1999 8th 20th* 4th 1st place, gold medalist(s) 16th
1999–2000 14th –* 9th 6th
2000–2001
2001–2002
2002–2003 10th 11th 6th –* 11th
2003–2004
– = Did not participate
* = 10000 meter
(b) = Division B

Medals won[edit]

Championship Gold
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Silver
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Bronze
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Dutch Single Distances 0 0 7
Dutch Allround Single Events 8 4 3
Dutch Allround Classification 2 3 1
European Allround Single Events 5 2 3
European Allround Classification 1 1 2
World Allround Single Events 7 5 5
World Allround Classification 2 4 1
Dutch Sprint Single Events 2 3 2
Dutch Sprint Classification 0 0 1
World Single Distances 3 1 0
Olympic Games 1 1 0
World Cup Events 7 4 9
World Cup Classification 1 2 0
World Junior Allround 0 1 0
Total 39 31 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "THE XVIII WINTER GAMES; The Women and Men Who Reached the Top Three Steps". The New York Times. 23 February 1998. p. C8. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Bjarte Hetland (28 November 2005). "Ids Postma". Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Postma zit in de wachtkamer". Friesch Dagblad. 29 September 2004.
  4. ^ "Anni Friesinger en Ids Postma getrouwd". 13 August 2009. Retrieved 2 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Eisschnellläuferin Anni Friesinger-Postma bekommt Baby in Meppen". 14 August 2011. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Ids Postma Personal best". www.isu.org. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Ids Postma". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Ids Postma". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  9. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/ids-postma/

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Netherlands Rintje Ritsma
Ard Schenk Award
1997
Succeeded by
Netherlands Marianne Timmer