Annamarie Thomas

Annamarie Thomas (15 September 1971) is a former Dutch speed skater.

Annamarie Thomas
Personal information
Born (1971-09-15) 15 September 1971 (age 50)
Emmeloord, Netherlands
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro1990
Retired2006
Medal record
Women's speed skating
Representing the  Netherlands
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hamar 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hamar 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Savalen Allround
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Heerenveen Allround
Silver medal – second place 1996 Heerenveen Allround
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Heerenveen Allround

BiographyEdit

Thomas was an allround speed skater, but favored the shorter distances. The years 1995 and 1996 found her at her peak: in both those years she was Dutch allround champion as well as Dutch sprint champion and came in second at the European Allround Championships behind Gunda Niemann. She was third in the 1995 World Allround Championships in Savalen and in 1996 won both the 1000 and 1500 m in the inaugural World Single Distance Championships in Hamar.

On 20 March 1999 in the Olympic Oval in Calgary, she broke the world record in 1500 m. by 1.5 seconds, skating in 1.55.50. That weekend she also broke the world record for the combined times for the 500, 1000, 1500 and 3000 m in one tournament (the "mini combination") and reached 4th place in the adelskalender.

In the summer of 2006 she was a participant in the first season of the celebreality show Sterren Dansen Op Het IJs, the Dutch version of Skating with Celebrities, where she ended up in fourth place.

She retired from competitive skating in November 2006.

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records[1]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 38.97 26 January 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:15.20 17 February 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:55.50 20 March 1999 Olympic Oval, Calgary World record until beaten by Anni Friesinger on 4 March 2001[2]
3000 m 4:11.45 6 February 1999 Vikingskipet, Hamar
5000 m 7:16.97 7 February 1999 Vikingskipet, Hamar

World recordsEdit

Distance Time Date Location Note
Small combination 163.901 23 March 1996 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1500 m 1:55.50 20 March 1999 Olympic Oval, Calgary [2]
Small combination 158.183 21 March 1999 Olympic Oval, Calgary

MedalsEdit

Championship      
Dutch Single Distance Championships 4 5 6
Dutch Sprint Championships 2 3 1
Dutch Allround Championships 3 1 2
European Allround Championships 0 2 1
World Single Distance Championships 2 0 0
World Allround Championships 0 0 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annamarie Thomas". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Evolution of the world record 1500 meters Women". www.speedskatingstats.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Ard Schenk Award
1995
Succeeded by