Groothuis in 2009
November 23, 1981 |
|Height||181 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
Groothuis, a specialist in the middle distances (1000 and 1500 metres), had his international breakthrough in 2005. In that year he reached a second spot during the Speed Skating World Cup meeting in Salt Lake City competing in the 1000 metres. This earned him a nomination for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. During the Dutch Single Distance Championships in December 2005, he switched this nomination into a qualification by placing fourth behind Jan Bos, Erben Wennemars, and Beorn Nijenhuis, who all qualified as well.
In January, 2006, Groothuis surprisingly became the Dutch national sprint champion, finishing first in two 500 metres and two 1000 metres races, outsprinting common names like Gerard van Velde, Nijenhuis, and Wennemars. A month later at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Groothuis would finish in eighth position in the 1000 metres. His time of 1:09.57 was 0.68 behind the winner Shani Davis.
|Mens's speed skating|
|500 m||34.55||January 21, 2012||Salt Lake City|
|1000 m||1:06.96||January 29, 2012||Calgary|
|1500 m||1:43.48||December 4, 2009||Calgary|
|3000 m||3.53.72||March 16, 2001||Calgary|
|5000 m||6:54.59||March 20, 2002||Calgary|
|10000 m||14:41.70||March 21, 2002||Calgary|
- 2001, 6th, Junior World Championships
- 2002, 6th, 1000 metres, Dutch National Single Distance Championships
- 2002, 7th, Dutch National Sprint Championships
- 2003, 4th, 1000 metres and 8th, 500 metres, Dutch National Single Distance Championships
- 2003, 6th, Dutch National Sprint Championships
- 2004, 6th, 500 metres and 9th, 1000 metres, Dutch National Single Distance Championships
- 2004, 8th, Dutch National Sprint Championships
- 2005, 5th, 1500 metres; 6th, 500 metres; and 7th, 1000 metres; Dutch National Single Distance Championships
- 2005, 4th, Dutch National Sprint Championships
- 2006, 4th, 1000 metres and 8th, 1500 metres, Dutch National Single Distance Championships
- 2006, 1st, Dutch National Sprint Championships
- 2006, 8th, 1000 metres, 2006 Winter Olympics
- 2006, 9th, 1000 metres, World Cup
- 2007, 2nd, 1000 metres; 6th, 500 metres; and 8th, 1500 metres; Dutch National Single Distance Championships
- 2014, 1st, 1000 metres, 2014 Winter Olympics
- "Stefan Groothuis". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Groothuis pakt prachtige gouden medaille op 1000 meter, Mulder brons". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "Stefan Groothuis". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
- "Stefan Groothuis". www.sskating.com. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
- Stefan Groothuis at SpeedSkatingStats.com
- Fotos of Stefan Groothuis
- (Dutch) Stefan Groothuis at SchaatsStatistieken.nl
Bob de Jong
|Ard Schenk Award