Marrit Leenstra (speed skater)
10 May 1989 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
In the 2008 season she skated a junior world record in the 1500 meters at the World Cup in Salt Lake City. Later this season she qualified for the European Championships and ranked 6th after all four distances. With this result she qualified for the World Allround. At the World Allround Championships in Berlin she placed 12th after four distances. In February 2008, Leenstra was crowned the World Junior Speed Skating Champion in Changchun, China. At the end of the season in March 2008 she improved the junior world records on the 1000 and 1500 meters and the mini combination. The latter two are still current junior world records.
In the 2009 season Marrit Leenstra did not qualify for the European Championships, World Sprint Championships or World Allround Championships, however she did qualify for the World Single Distance Championships in the 1500 metres where she finished tenth.
After a disappointing 2010 season, where she failed to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics, she had a breakthrough 2011 season. Leenstra won the Dutch Allround Championships and placed third in the European Championships and fourth in the World Allround Championships. Also she placed fourth in the World Single Distances at the 1000 meters, second in the World Single Distances at the team pursuit and second in the World Cup standings for the 1500 meters, including a World Cup win in Salt Lake City.
|Women's speed skating|
|500 m||38.02||27 January 2013||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|1000 m||1.13.88||27 January 2013||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|1500 m||1:53.38||19 February 2011||Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City|
|3000 m||4:02.74||12 February 2011||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|5000 m||7:06.74||13 February 2011||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|Sprint allround||150.465||29 January 2012||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|Mini allround||156.360||13 March 2008||Olympic Oval, Calgary||Current world record for juniors|
|Small allround||159.620||13 February 2012||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|1500 m jr.||1:56.47||10 November 2007||Salt Lake City|
|1500 m jr.||1:55.14||12 March 2008||Calgary|
|1000 m jr.||1:15.41||13 March 2008||Calgary|
|Mini combination jr.||156.360||13 March 2008||Calgary|
|Year||Category||Dutch Allround||Dutch Sprint||World Allround|
After the 2008 season, she continued as a senior speed skater.
|Year||Dutch Distance||Dutch Sprint||Dutch Allround||European Allround||World Distance||World Sprint||World Allround||World Cup|
|2007||15th 500 m
9th 1500 m
12th 3000 m
|13th ⇒||50th 1500 m|
|2008||9th 500 m
4th 1000 m
10th 3000 m
|4th ⇒||6th ⇒||12th ⇒||19th 1000 m
23rd 1500 m
|2009||17th 500 m
5th 1000 m
8th 3000 m
|4th||5th||28th 1000 m
11th 1500 m
|2010||15th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
12th 3000 m
|9th||⇒||NC 1000 m
41st 1500 m
|2011|| 500 m
|⇒||⇒||4th 1000 m
|4th ⇒||40th 500m
33rd 3000/5000 m
|2012||NF 500 m
9th 3000 m
|2013||5th 500 m
- "Marrit Leenstra (Personalia)". Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "Marrit Leenstra". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- "Evolution of the world record 1500 meters Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- "Evolution of the world record 1000 meters Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- "Evolution of the world record Mini combination Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- "Current world records Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
- (Italian) Matteo e Marrit: un matrimonio tutto d'oro Corriere delle Alpi, 27 July 2014
- Leenstra, Marrit (22 April 2011). "Mijn triple is goud waard". Schaatsen.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- "Marrit Leenstra heeft wéér pech rond een WK". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- Caldenhoven, Mark (13 February 2014). "Marrit Leenstra heeft 'niets met social media'". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- "Marrit Leenstra". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
- "Marrit Leenstra". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
- Marrit Leenstra at SpeedSkatingStats.com