Jan Bos

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Jan Bos
Jan Bos (09-12-2007).jpg
Bos in 2007
Personal information
Born (1975-03-29) 29 March 1975 (age 41)[1]
Harderwijk, Netherlands
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating

Jan Bos (born 29 March 1975) is a Dutch speedskater and sprint cyclist. In the late 1990s he was world champion in speed skating and he competed in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

Speed skater[edit]

In 1998 Bos both became the world champion sprint and won the silver medal that year in the 1000 meter sprint during the Winter Olympics in Nagano. He won the silver medal on that same distance in Salt Lake City.

He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the team sprint track cycling event, together with his brother Theo Bos, who won the silver at the individual sprint, and Teun Mulder. The Dutch finished sixth after being knocked out by Japan.

Bos ended his career as a competitive speed skater in 2011.

Cyclist[edit]

In 2012 Bos (in cooperation with the Human Power Team from Delft) tried to become the fastest cyclist in the world during the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. At the time, the International Human Powered Vehicle Association record was 133 km/h, held by the Canadian Sam Whittingham.[2] Bos used a recumbent bicycle specially developed for the occasion by students of the Delft University of Technology and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, but only managed a maximum speed of 126.5 km/h. In September 2013, his teammate Sebastiaan Bowier did manage to break the record, reaching a speed of 133.78 kilometres per hour (83.13 mph)[3]

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 34.72 12 February 2002 United States
Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:07.20 22 March 2009 Canada
Calgary
1500 m 1:44.87 4 March 2007 Canada
Calgary
3000 m 3:50.53 16 March 2001 Canada
Calgary
5000 m 6:46.59 17 March 2001 Canada
Calgary
10000 m 15:23.18 11 March 1993 Netherlands
Heerenveen

Source: www.sskating.com[4] & SpeedskatingResults.com[5]

World records[edit]

Event Time Date Venue
1000 m 1.10,63 22 November 1997 Canada Calgary
1000 m 1.08,55 21 February 1999 Canada Calgary

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[6]

Tournament summary[edit]

Year Dutch Distance Dutch Sprint World Sprint World Distance Olympics World Cup
1994   9th 500 m
  6th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
1995   5th 500 m
  4th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
5th
1996 2nd, silver medalist(s) 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 24th 39th 1000 m
1997 1st, gold medalist(s) 13th 8th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
20th 500 m
  4th 1000 m
1998 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1000 m
5th 1500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 5th 500 m
4th 1000 m
12th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
  4th 1500 m
  5th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
17th 1500 m
1999 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) val 500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1000 m
  4th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
  6th 1500 m
2000 2nd, silver medalist(s) 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 4th 5th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500 m
  5th 500 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000 m
  6th 1500 m
2001 2nd, silver medalist(s) 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
10th 1500 m
Ill 4th 21st 500 m
10th 1000 m
  8th 500 m
10th 1000 m
23rd 1500 m
2002 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1000 m
5th 1500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) DQ 9th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
7th 1500 m
  7th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
26th 1500 m
2003 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 7th   5th 500 m
15th 1000 m
5th 500 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000 m
2004 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500 m
  7th 1000 m
6th 14th 500 m
  5th 1000 m
28th 100 m
16th 500 m
  9th 1000 m
2005   4th 500 m
  5th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6th 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m 23rd 500 m
  5th 1000 m
2006 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1000 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 11th 500 m
  5th 1000 m
20th 1500 m
43rd 500 m
12th 1000 m
  7th 1500 m
2007 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 12th 16th 500 m 36th 100 m
19th 500 m
  4th 1000 m
  6th 1500 m
2008   5th 500 m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000 m
  9th 1500 m
1st, gold medalist(s) 39th 5th 1000 m 25th 100 m
24th 500 m
 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000 m
2009 8th 500 m
6th 1000 m
4th 5th 1000 m 12th 1000 m
2010 8th 500 m
7th 1000 m
29th 500 m
12th 1000 m
51st 500 m
15th 1000 m
2011 10th 500 m
 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000 m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 12th

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jan Bos". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Home IHPVA". International Human Powered Vehicle Association. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sebastiaan Bowier sets new human-powered vehicle record in Nevada". 
  4. ^ "Jan Bos". Jakub Majerski's. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Jan Bos". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ "Jan Bos". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Nicolien Sauerbreij
Flagbearer for  Netherlands
Turin 2006
Succeeded by
Timothy Beck