Lara van Ruijven

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Lara van Ruijven
Lara van Ruijven and Kimberly Goetz.JPG
Kimberly Goetz and Lara van Ruijven at WC in Moscow, 2015
Personal information
Born (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 (age 25)
Naaldwijk, Netherlands
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight128 lb (58 kg)
SportShort track speed skating
World Cup wins1
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking24 (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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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.[3]

World Cup podiums[edit]

Date Season Location Rank Event
10 February 2013 2012–13 Dresden 1st, gold medalist(s) 3000 m relay[3]


  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile".
  2. ^ " profile". March 19, 2014. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "ISU Biography".