Short Track Athlete,
Dutch national team.
I would like to thank every sponsor for supporting me on this crazy ride, training for the olympics. – update: sponsor pages are closed –
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Where I've been skating
First World Championship: Junior World Championship (Canada)
Fulltime shorttrack speed skater, member of the Nat. Shorttrack Dev. Team
ISU World Cups: Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Russia
ISU World Cups: China, South-Korea
Unsuccessful qualification for the Sochi Olympic Games
Leg fracture during the first qualify races (ICC 2014) followed by rehabilitiation.
At a young age, I was pulled on a sled by my father during outdoor icy conditions. Growing up it was it was time to learn how to skate by myself. At age seven I started short track speed skating at IJssportverening Alblasserwaard on the ice hockey rink in the Merwedehal in Dordrecht. Short track courses are known for learning the best basic technique of ice skating. With the help of these first steps I completed my first trip one year later; the local ’25 kilometer Molentocht’ in 1997. In the following years, the fun while skating grew and at the age of 14 I was selected to a team of the South Holland region, training dedicated for international races. In the 2008/2009 season I took part in the Junior World Cup in Sherbrooke, Canada, where I got the chance to compete with the best in the world in a relay event. During this time I came in contact with the National short track team and was invited for the 2009/2010 season to be part of the Dutch Junior Team, which is based in Heerenveen for central training. I have now been part of the National team for a number of years, competing at world stage level and aiming for my next goal: the Olympics.