Annita van Doorn

Annita van Doorn (born 26 April 1983) is a Dutch Short track speed skater. She made her international debut in 2003 at the World Championships for teams. Van Doorn was the first Dutch short track speed skater with a victory on a World Cup distance. She took a lap on her competitors on the 3000 meters and won the super final, surprisingly, at her second World Cup competition. In 2008, she became European Champion in the 500 meters in Ventspils, Latvia. In the overall classification she ended as 5th. She won bronze medals at the European Championships with the relay team in 2007, 2009 en 2010. In 2009 Van Doorn won her first Dutch title.[1][2]

Annita van Doorn
Annita van Doorn
Personal information
Born (1983-04-26) April 26, 1983 (age 38)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
SportSpeed skating
ClubSchaats Vereniging Utrecht (SVU)
Coached byJeroen Otter
Medal record
Women's short track speed skating
Representing the  Netherlands
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 Sheffield 3000 m relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Ventspils 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2011 Heerenveen 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Sheffield 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Torino 3000 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Dresden 3000 m relay
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Changchun 3000 m relay

At the Olympic Games in Vancouver, Van Doorn ended as fourth on the relay with her team, together with teammates Liesbeth Mau Asam, Jorien ter Mors, Sanne van Kerkhof and Maaike Vos. Van Doorn ended as 11th at the 1000 meters. She was close for qualifying for the 2006 Olympics in Torino, but did not make it.[3]

The 2010-2011 season was successful for Van Doorn and the relay team. During the European Championships in their own country (Thialf, Heerenveen) the Dutch (Jorien ter Mors, Sanne van Kerkhof, Yara van Kerkhof and Annita van Doorn) grabbed the European title. Two months later the team surprised at the Worldchampionships. Behind China, the Dutch team took the silver. Earlier in the season the team won bronze at a World Cup competition in Changchun, China. It was the first medal in 8 years for the Netherlands in a World Cup competition.

Van Doorn won the award for the best short track speed skater of the Netherlands twice (2008, 2009).

Personal recordsEdit

distance time date icerink country extra
500 meters 44,247 12-11-09 Marquette   United States
1000 meters 1.31,516* 24-02-10 Vancouver   Canada
1500 meters 2.23,893 20-10-07 Harbin   China
3000 meters 5.08,597 22-03-09 Zoetermeer   Netherlands
3000 meters relay 4.13,135* 15-11-09 Marquette   United States Annita van Doorn, Sanne van Kerkhof, Liesbeth Mau Asam, Jorien ter Mors

*: Dutch national record


  1. ^ "Annita van Doorn – KNSB-team". Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "Annita van Doorn – Shorttrackster". 1983-04-26. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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