Lara van Ruijven
Kimberly Goetz and Lara van Ruijven at WC in Moscow, 2015
|Born||28 December 1992|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||128 lb (58 kg)|
|Sport||Short track speed skating|
|World Cup wins||1|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||24 (500m)|
Lara van Ruijven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlaːraː vɑn ˈrœyvən]; born 28 December 1992) is a Dutch short track speed skater. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she was part of the Dutch 3000 metres relay team who won a bronze medal.
Born in Naaldwijk, Van Ruijven competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for the Netherlands. In the 500 metres she was third in her heat, failing to advance, and placing 17th overall. As a member of the Dutch 3000 metre relay team, she was disqualified in the heats, again not advancing.
As of September 2014, Van Ruijven's best performance at the World Championships came in 2014, when she finished 5th as a member of the Dutch 3000m relay team. She also won gold medals as a member of the Dutch relay team at the 2013 and 2014 European Championships.
As of September 2014, Van Ruijven has one ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup victory, as part of the relay team in 2012–13 in Dresden. Her top World Cup ranking is 24th, in the 500 metres in 2013–14.
World Cup podiums
|10 February 2013||2012–13||Dresden||3000 m relay|
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