Koen Verweij

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Koen Verweij
Koen Verweij (2009-01-11) 1.jpg
Koen Verweij (EC Allround 2009)
Personal information
Born (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 28)
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro2007

Koen Verweij (Dutch pronunciation: [kun vɛrˈʋɛi]; born 26 August 1990) is a Dutch speed skater and inline speed skater. At the end of the skating season 2008–09 he made a transfer from the Jong Oranje team of the national skating union (KNSB) to the commercial team of TVM.

Verweij was the holder of the Dutch national record at the 1500 metres distance from 09-12-2017 until 10-03-2019.[1]

Biography[edit]

On 30 December 2007 Verweij skated his first 10 km race at the Dutch all-round championships at the Kardinge ice track in Groningen. He finished the tournament in fifth position which resulted in his qualification as first reserve skater for the European all-round championship in Kolomna.[2] This was a remarkable accomplishment, since he was a junior at that moment, and posted faster times than Sven Kramer skated at the same age.

Later in the same season he participated in the world junior championships in Changchun. He won the silver medal just behind his teammate Jan Blokhuijsen and in front of his other teammate Berden de Vries. It was the first time since 1997 that all medals were captured by skaters from the same country.

At the Dutch all-round championships 2009, Verweij finished 4th, partly due to his strong improvement of his 10 km personal record, and qualified for the European all-round championships. Despite a fall on the 500 m he managed to finish the tournament in 12th position. His season was crowned with a victory at the World Junior Skating championships where he won the 3000 m, the 5000 m, the all-round title, and the team pursuit. Because of these outstanding results he won the Egbert van't Oever Encouragement award for the best young Dutch skater.

At the 2014 Olympic Games Verweij finished 2nd in the 1500m event, after finishing only 0.003 seconds behind Zbigniew Bródka.

On July 14, 2015 he announced that he was leaving Team Corendon after one season.[3]

Records[edit]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records[4]
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 35:64 12 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1000 m 1:06.94 10 December 2017 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:41.63 9 December 2017 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City National Record until March 10, 2019
3000 m 3:42.86 25 February 2017 Max Aicher Arena, Inzell
5000 m 6:09.51 10 November 2013 Olympic Oval, Calgary
10000 m 13:08.97 13 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary

Verweij reached 5th position in the adelskalender on November 15, 2013.[5] As of 10 March 2019, he is in 9th position.[6]

World Records[edit]

Nr. Event Time Date Venue
1. Team pursuit *3.37,17 9 November 2013 Olympic Oval, Calgary
2. Team pursuit *3.35,60 16 November 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
= Current world record
* together with Sven Kramer and Jan Blokhuijsen

Tournament summary[edit]

Result Time-line[edit]

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
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World
Championships
Allround
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World
Championships
Single
Distances
Olympic Games

Olympic
Games
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World Cup

Grand
World
Cup
Dutch
Championships
Allround
Junior
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World
Championships
Junior
Allround
2007-08 4th 500m
7th 5000m
7th 1500m
8th 10000m
5th overall
6th 500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 5000m
2nd, silver medalist(s)) overall

1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit
2008-09 8th 1500m
7th 5000m
7th 500m
6th 5000m
7th 1500m
5th 10000m
4th overall
31st 500m
6th 5000m
7th 1500m
8th 10000m
12th overall
1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 3000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) overall
5th 500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 3000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s)) overall

1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit
2009-10 9th 1500m
4th 5000m
8th 10000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500m
6th 5000m
4th 1500m
5th 10000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) overall
21st 5km/10km
2nd, silver medalist(s) Team pursuit
5th 500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 3000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s)5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) overall
4th 500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 3000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) overall

3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Team pursuit
2010-11 10th 1000m
6th 15000m
7th 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
4th 5000m
4th 1500m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) overall
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m
4th 1000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) overall
5th 500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m
7th 1500m
5th 10000m
4th overall
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Team pursuit 36th 1500m
8th Team pursuit
2011-12 10th 1500m
10th 5000m
4th 500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) overall
10th 500m
7th 5000m
5th 1500m
5th 10000
4th overall
2nd, silver medalist(s) 500m
4th 5000m
6th 1500m
5th 10000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) overall
14th 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit
11th 1500m
33rd 5km/10km
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit

28th GWC
2012-13 8th 1000m
DQ 1500m
9th 5000m
26th 500m
DNS 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
6th 500m
6th 5000m
9th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
9th overall
14th 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit
9th 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit

27th GWC
2013-14 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
5th 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 10000m
1st, gold medalist(s) overall
4th 500m
4th 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 10000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) overall
2nd, silver medalist(s) 500m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
1st, gold medalist(s) overall
6th 1000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit
5th 1000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
24th 5km/10km
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit

2nd, silver medalist(s) GWC
2014-15 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
6th 5000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
6th 5000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
6th 10000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) overall
1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
4th 5000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1500m
5th 10000m
2nd, silver medalist(s) overall
DNF 500m
WDR 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) Team pursuit
16th 1000m
11th 1500m
24th 5km/10km
42nd Mass start

32nd GWC
2016-17 4th 1000m
4th 1500m
1st, gold medalist(s) 500m
9th 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
2017-18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1000m
1st, gold medalist(s) 1500m
7th 1000m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
DQ Team sprint
9th 1000m
11th 1500m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mass start
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Team pursuit
11th 1000m
4th 1500m
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Team pursuit
  • DNS = did not start
  • DNQ = did not qualify
  • DQ = disqualified
  • In the Olympic year 2018, the first European Single Distance Speed Skating Championships was held instead of the European Championships allround.

World Cup[edit]

Season 1000 meter
2009-10 - - - - - -
2010-11 - - - - - -
2011-12 - - - - - -
2012-13 - - - - - -
2013-14 4th 9th 8th - 4th 5th
2014-15 6th 7th 13th - - -
Season 1500 meter
2009-10 - - - - - -
2010-11 - - 3rd(b) - - -
2011-12 - - - 1st(b) 9th 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2012-13 10th 1st, gold medalist(s) 12th 4th 11th 13th
2013-14 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) - 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2014-15 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5th 9th - - -
Season 5000/10000m
2009-10 7th 11th - - - -
2010-11 - - - - - -
2011-12 - - - 2nd(b) - -
2012-13 - - - - - -
2013-14 5th - - - - -
2014-15 6th - - - - -


Season Team pursuit
2009-10 1st, gold medalist(s) - - -
2010-11 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5th - -
2011-12 - - 11th 1st, gold medalist(s)
2012-13 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
2013-14 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) - -
2014-15 - - - -
Season Mass start
2009-10 - - - -
2010-11 - - - -
2011-12 - - - -
2012-13 - - - -
2013-14 - - - -
2014-15 - 21st - -
  • - = did not participate
  • (b) = division B

Medals won[edit]

Championship Gold
1st, gold medalist(s)
Silver
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Bronze
3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Olympic Games 1 1 2
Dutch Single Distances 2 2 2
Dutch Allround Classification 1 2 2
Dutch Allround Distances 6 3 4
European Allround Distances 2 3 2
European Allround Classification 0 2 1
World Allround Distances 0 5 1
World Allround Classification 1 0 1
World Single Distances 3 0 2
World Cup 1500m 1 0 0
World Cup 5000/10000m 0 0 0
World Cup Pursuit 3 1 0
World Cup Classification 0 1 0
World Championship Junior Allround Classification 2 1 0
World Championship Junior Single Distances 6 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ name=nr>"National Records – Netherlands (NED)". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Eerste vier van NK allround naar EK" SportWeek.nl, 30 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Schaatser Verweij vertrekt bij Corendon" NOS, 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Koen Verweij". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ name=adelskalender>"Evolution of Adelskalendern since 1 July 2009". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Adelskalendern as of March 10, 2019". Retrieved 11 March 2019.