Bob de Jong

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Bob Johannes Carolus de Jong (born 13 November 1976) is a Dutch former speed skater who specialized in long distances: five and ten kilometers.

Bob de Jong
Bob de Jong (23-02-2008).jpg
Bob de Jong in action at a world cup speedskating in Heerenveen, Netherlands
Personal information
NationalityDutch
Born (1976-11-13) 13 November 1976 (age 44)
Leimuiden, Netherlands
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Websitewww.bobdejong.net
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Retired2016
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 37.86 (2001)
1000 m: 1:18.74 (1996)
1500 m: 1:48.22 (2005)
3000 m: 3:42.51 (2002)
5000 m: 6:08.76 (2009)
10 000 m: 12:48.20 (2011)

Speed skating careerEdit

In 2006, he won the gold medal for the ten kilometer race at the Olympic Games in Turin, with a personal record of 13:01.57, beating world record holder Chad Hedrick and Carl Verheijen. He also skated in the men's 5000 m event and placed 6th. In 1998, he won the silver medal in the men's 10,000 m and 4th in the men's 5000 m.[1] In 2010, he won the bronze medal in the men's 10,000 m. and in his fifth Olympics in 2014 he took his second Olympic Bronze in 10,000 m event.

After winning a bronze medal in the 10,000 m at the 2010 Olympic Games, de Jong, at age 37, won another bronze medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in the 10,000 m becoming the oldest male competitor in 86 years to win speed skating medal at the Olympics.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 37.86 15 March 2001 Calgary
1000 meter 1:18.74 28 January 1996 Collalbo
1500 meter 1:48.22 17 March 2001 Calgary
3000 meter 3.41.89 3 November 2013 Calgary
5000 meter 6:07.43 17 November 2013 Salt Lake City
10000 meter 12:48.20 12 March 2011 Inzell
Big combination 153.859 6 February 2005 Moscow

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[4]

De Jong has a score of 149.086 on the adelskalender.[5] His highest ranking was 4th between 17 March 2001 and 20 October 2001.[6]

World recordsEdit

Event Result Date Location Notes
3000 meter 3:53.06 8 March 1996 Calgary Junor world record until 19 March 1999
5000 meter 6:37.55 10 March 1996 Calgary Junor world record until 20 March 1999
3000 meter 3:53.06 8 March 1996 Calgary World record until 25 February 1998

World records skated at sea level venues (unofficial)Edit

Event Result Date Location Notes
3000 meter 3:52.14 27 Oktober 2001 Berlin World record until 16 November 2002
5000 meter 6:19.94 9 November 2003 Hamar World record until 14 November 2004

Tournament overviewEdit

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
World
Championships
Single
Distances
World
Championships
Allround
Olympic
Games
World
Championships
Junior
Allround
World
Cup

1994–1995

11th 1500m
4th 5000m
  10000m
SEINÄJOKI

35th 500m
  3000m
  1500m
  5000m

  overall

1995–1996

7th 1500m
  5000m
  10000m

17th 500m
  5000m
9th 1500m
  5000m
5th overall
CALGARY

29th 500m
  3000m
10th 1500m
  5000m
  overall

1996–1997

24th 500m
4th 5000m
19th 1500m
4th 10000m
10th overall
WARSAW

  10000m

  5000/10000m

1997–1998

15th 1500m
  5000m
  10000m
CALGARY

5th 5000m
  10000m
NAGANO

4th 5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

1998–1999

6th 5000m
  10000m
19th 500m
  5000m
13th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

1999–2000

  5000m
  10000m
NAGANO

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2000–2001

  5000m
  10000m

16th 500m
  5000m
13th 1500m
4th 10000m
8th overall
SALT LAKE CITY

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2001–2002

14th 1500m
  5000m
SALT LAKE CITY

30th 5000m
15th 10000m

  5000/10000m

2002–2003

10th 1500m
5th 5000m
  10000m

22nd 500m
  5000m
14th 1500m
  10000m
7th overall
BERLIN

  5000m
  10000m

2003–2004

10th 1500m
  5000m
  10000m

17th 500m
  5000m
15th 1500m
  10000m
8th overall
SEOUL

6th 5000m
  10000m

2004–2005

22nd 1500m
  5000m
  10000m

24th 500m
4th 5000m
9th 1500m
  10000m
12th overall
INZELL

  5000m
  10000m
MOSCOW

16th 500m
  5000m
10th 1500m
7th 10000m
7th overall

  5000/10000m

2005–2006

23rd 1500m
  5000m
  10000m

22nd 500m
  5000m
9th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
CALGARY

22nd 500m
15th 5000m
23rd 1500m
DNQ 10000m
22nd overall
TURIN

6th 5000m
  10000m

7th 5000/10000m

2006–2007

  5000m
  10000m

24th 500m
4th 5000m
16th 1500m
  10000m
10th overall

5th 5000/10000m

2007–2008

5th 5000m
  10000m

22nd 500m
8th 5000m
21st 1500m
4th 10000m
11th overall
NAGANO

  10000m

4th 5000/10000m

2008–2009

4th 5000m
  10000m

24th 500m
  5000m
19th 1500m
  10000m
7th overall
VANCOUVER

5th 5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2009–2010

  5000m
  10000m

21st 500m
5th 5000m
16th 1500m
  10000m
8th overall
VANCOUVER

5th 5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2010–2011

DQ 5000m
  10000m
INZELL

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2011–2012

  5000m
  10000m
HEERENVEEN

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2012–2013

4th 5000m
  10000m

22nd 500m
  5000m
13th 1500m
  10000m
5th overall
SOCHI

5th 5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m

2013–2014

  5000m
  10000m

WD 500m
WD 5000m
WD 1500m
WD 10000m
NC overall
SOCHI

  10000m

9th 5000/10000m
2014–2015 5th 5000m
  10000m
23rd 500m
DQ 5000m
24th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall
  5000/10000m
2015–2016 10th 5000m
DQ 10000m
30th 5000/10000m

Source:[7]

  • DNQ = Did not qualify
  • DQ = Disqualified
  • WD = Withdrew
  • NC = No classification

World CupEdit

Season 5000 meter/10000 meter
1996–1997 8th 8th*    *   5th
1997–1998     5th 9th*   8h
1998–1999 10th 4th*   6th  
1999–2000    *      
2000–2001 7th  *   4th  
2001–2002     4th 5th*   11th
2002–2003        *    
2003–2004      * 6th    *
2004–2005   4th 4th*      *
2005–2006 4th 6th 9th* 9th
2006–2007 5th 5th 4th* 11th 6th 8th
2007–2008 10th 4th  * 5th  * 19th
2008–2009 4th 5th  *    * 5th
2009–2010      *     8th
2010–2011   4th  *    *  
2011–2012   7th  *    *  
2012–2013 4th 4th  *    *
2013–2014     11th 5th
2014–2015 4th  * 4th 4th 11th 6th
2015–2016 10th
  • * = 10000 meter

Source:[8]

Medals wonEdit

Championship Gold
 
Silver
 
Bronze
 
Dutch Single Distances 8 11 12
Dutch Allround 0 0 2
World Single Distances 7 8 5
World Allround 0 0 0
Olympic Games 1 1 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bob de Jong". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from At the %5b%5b2002 Winter Olympics%5d%5d in %5b%5bSalt Lake City, Utah%5d%5d, he placed 15th in the men's 10,000 m and 30th in the men's 5000 m. the original Check |url= value (help) on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
  2. ^ "Men's 10000 m : Speed Skating Men's 10000 m". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. www.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  3. ^ "Longest skating race destined for Dutch triple". sportsillstrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  4. ^ "Bob de Jong". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Adelskalender: Big combination Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  6. ^ web.telia.com Archived March 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/bob-de-jong/
  8. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/bob-de-jong/

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Erben Wennemars
Sven Kramer
Ard Schenk Award
2006
2011
Succeeded by
Sven Kramer
Stefan Groothuis
Preceded by
  Martina Sáblíková
Oscar Mathisen Award
2011
Succeeded by
  Christine Nesbitt