Melissa Wijfje

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Melissa Wijfje
Personal information
Born (1995-07-21) 21 July 1995 (age 24)
Ter Aar, Netherlands
Sport
Country Netherlands
SportSpeed skating

Melissa Wijfje (born 21 July 1995) is a Dutch allround speed skater who is specialized in the middle and long distances.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2015 Wijfje won the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Warsaw, Poland after winning the 1500 and 3000 m events. Additionally she won the gold medal at the team pursuit event with Sanneke de Neeling and Esmee Visser.[2][3]

Wijfje finished third at the ISU World Cup 5000 m event in Heerenveen in December 2016, her first career World Cup medal.[4]

She was a member of Team JustLease and when that team folded became part of Team Talentned.

Personal records[edit]

Personal records[5]
Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 39.71 29 March 2014 Thialf, Heerenveen
1000 m 1:17.28 2 November 2014 Thialf, Heerenveen
1500 m 1:54.50 10 February 2019 Max Aicher Arena, Inzell
3000 m 4:02.73 16 December 2018 Thialf, Heerenveen
5000 m 6:58.80 4 November 2018 Thialf, Heerenveen

She is currently in 39th position in the adelskalender with a points total of 160.605.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melissa Wijfje". SpeedSkatingStats. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Roest, Wijfje, Bittner and Korea dominate World Junior Championships". International Skating Union (ISU). 22 February 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Melissa Wijfje" (in Dutch). TeamNL. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Special milestone for Davis in Heerenveen". International Skating Union (ISU). 11 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Melissa Wijfje". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 30 December 2018.

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