Jan Blokhuijsen

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Jan Blokhuijsen
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Personal information
Born (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 28)
Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Website www.janblokhuijsen.com
Sport
Country  Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 2007

Jan Blokhuijsen (born 1 April 1989) is Dutch long track speed skater who until 2013 skated for the commercial TVM ploeg (nl).[1] He currently holds the world record in the team pursuit discipline along with teammates Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi he won a silver medal in the 5000 m competition.

In 2007, he got his VWO degree at school. After a successful period in skating and inline skating (in which he won several Dutch and European titles at the junior categories and a second place at the world championships in Korea) he decided to focus only on the speedskating. In February 2008, he won the Dutch Allround Speed Skating Championships junior title at the ice rink of Groningen. Later in the same month he became world champion at the junior world championships speedskating, where he finished in front of his teammates Koen Verweij and Berden de Vries. Together with them he also won the world title at the team pursuit.

He is currently at the 8th position in the adelskalender.[2]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records[3]
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 35:59 12 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1000 m 1:10.12 22 March 2009 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1500 m 1:43.78 13 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
3000 m 3:41.32 18 March 2009 Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m 6:11.91 10 November 2013 Olympic Oval, Calgary
10000 m 12:57.58 28 December 2013 Thialf, Heerenveen
Team pursuit 3:35.60 16 November 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City Current world record (with Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij)

Tournament summary[edit]

Year Dutch Allround European Allround World Allround World Distance Olympics World Juniors
2007/08 8th 1st, gold medalist(s)
2008/09 8th
2009/10 5th 5th 9th 5000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pursuit
2010/11 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pursuit
2011/12 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) Pursuit
2012/13 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 11th 1st, gold medalist(s) Pursuit
2013/14 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) Pursuit
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m
2014/15 9th
2015/16 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) Pursuit
2016/17 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) Pursuit

Source: SchaatsStatistieken.nl[4]

His best individual performances in the World Cup are three 5000 metres 2nd places, while he has finished 14 times on the first spot in the team pursuit.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home - Jan Blokhuijsen - XpeditionGold". 
  2. ^ "Evolution of Adelskalendern since 1 July 2009". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". SchaatsStatistieken.nl. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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