Leo Visser

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Leo Visser
Leo Visser 1988.jpg
Leo Visser in 1988
Personal information
Full nameLeendert Visser
NationalityDutch
Born (1966-01-13) 13 January 1966 (age 55)
Haastrecht, Netherlands
Spouse(s)Sandra Voetelink
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro1986
Retired1992
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 38.65 (1992)
1000 m: 1:16.21 (1992)
1500 m: 1:54.65 (1990)
3000 m: 3:59.27 (1987)
5000 m: 6:44.98 (1988)
10 000 m: 13:58.47 (1988)
Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
Men's Speed Skating
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Calgary 5,000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Calgary 10,000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville 1,500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville 5,000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Oslo Allround
Silver medal – second place 1988 Alma-Ata Allround
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Gothenburg Allround
Silver medal – second place 1988 The Hague Allround
Silver medal – second place 1991 Sarajevo Allround
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Heerenveen Allround

Leendert "Leo" Visser (born 13 January 1966) is a Dutch former speed skater, who in 1989 won the World Allround championships and European championships.[1]

At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary he won a silver medal in the 5000 m and a bronze medal in the 10 000 meter. Four years later, at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, Visser won a bronze medal in both the 1,500 and the 5,000 metres, behind Norwegians Johann Olav Koss and Geir Karlstad.[1]

Nationally, he won the allround titles in 1988, 1989 and 1991, as well as four distance titles.[1]

After his career as a speed skater, Visser became a pilot and he is now captain on the Boeing 777 for Dutch airline KLM. In 2002, he was the chef de mission for the Dutch Olympic team. His wife, Sandra Voetelink, is also a former Olympic speed skater.[1]

Records[edit]

Leo Visser in 1988

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 38.65 31 January 1992 Davos
1000 meter 1:16.21 2 January 1992 Heerenveen
1500 meter 1:54.65 19 January 1990 Heerenveen
3000 meter 3:59.27 19 March 1987 Heerenveen
5000 meter 6:44.98 13 February 1988 Calgary
10000 meter 13:58.47 2 January 1988 Heerenveen

Source:[2]

Visser has a score of 159.287 points on the Adelskalender

World records[edit]

Event Result Date Location Notes
5000 meter 6:47.01 14 February 1987 Heerenveen
3000 meter 3:59.27 19 March 1987 Heerenveen

Tournament overview[edit]

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
Allround
Olympic
Games
World
Cup
World
Championships
Allround
1984–1985 16th 500m
21st 5000m
15th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall

1985–1986

7th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
5th 10000m
4th overall

44th 1500m
16th 5000/10000m
INZELL

15th 500m
8th 5000m
8th 1500m
7th 10000m
8th overall

1986–1987

19th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m

6th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 10000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall
TRONDHEIM

12th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
16th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
5th

10th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000/10000m
HEERENVEEN

16th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
15th 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10000m
4th overall

1987–1988

1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
20th 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 10000m

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
THE HAGUE

4th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
4th 1500m
4th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall
CALGARY

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m

15th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000/10000m
ALMA ATA
15th 500m
12th 5000m
21st 1500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall

1988–1989

13th 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m

9th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
GÖTEBORG

12th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
7th 1500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall

28th 1500m
14th 5000/10000m
OSLO

14th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall

1989–1990

19th 500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
5th 5000m
7th 10000m

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 500m
14th 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
NC overall
HEERENVEEN

16th 500m
4th 5000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
4th 10000m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) overall

1990–1991

1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
4th 10000m

10th 500m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) overall
SARAJEVO

5th 500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m
1st place, gold medalist(s) 1500m
4th 10000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) overall

4th 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000/10000m
HEERENVEEN

10th 500m
5th 5000m
5th 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10000m
4th overall

1991–1992

2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1000m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1500m
2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5000m
ALBERTVILLE

3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1500m
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5000m

20th 1500m

Source:[3]

Medals won[edit]

Championship Gold
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Silver
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Bronze
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Dutch Single Distances 4 6 4
Dutch Allround 3 0 1
European Allround 1 2 1
Olympic Games 0 1 3
World Cup 0 1 2
World Allround 1 1 0

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Leo Visser. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ https://speedskatingresults.com/index.php?p=17&s=693
  3. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/leo-visser/
  4. ^ "Leo Visser". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Netherlands Steven Rooks
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Netherlands Erik Breukink
Preceded by
Sweden Tomas Gustafson
Oscar Mathisen Award
1989
Succeeded by
Norway Johann Olav Koss
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Jan Ykema
Flagbearer for  Netherlands
Albertville 1992
Succeeded by
Christine Aaftink