Carlijn Achtereekte

Carlijn Achtereekte (Dutch pronunciation: [kɑrˈlɛin ˈɑxtərˌeːktə]; born 29 January 1990) is a Dutch speed skater who specialises in long distances.[1][2] Born in Lettele, Achtereekte won three silver medals in the 5000 metres at the Dutch Single Distance Championships. At the 2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen she won the silver medal at the 5000 metres event behind Martina Sáblíková.[3]

Carlijn Achtereekte
Carlijn Achtereekte (2018).jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-01-29) 29 January 1990 (age 30)
Lettele, Netherlands
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Event(s)3000 m, 5000 m
ClubTeam Jumbo Visma
Turned pro2008

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, her first Olympic Games, Achtereekte took a surprise gold medal in the 3000 metres, leading home team-mates Ireen Wüst and Antoinette de Jong in a Dutch clean sweep of the podium, despite never having won a World Cup race.[4] On the 23rd of March 2018 she was awarded Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by King Willem-Alexander.[5]

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records[6]
Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 39.25 2 March 2019 Calgary
1000 m 1:18.46 7 February 2015 Inzell
1500 m 1:53.93 3 March 2019 Calgary
3000 m 3:54.92 13 February 2020 Salt Lake City
5000 m 6:49.81 27 January 2019 Heerenveen

She is currently in 9th position on the adelskalender with a points total of 157.399[7]

Tournament overviewEdit

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
Single
Distances
European
Championships
Allround
World
Championships
Single
Distances
World
Championships
Allround
Olympic
Games
World
Cup
GWC
2009–2010 17th 3000m 15th 500m
20th 3000m
15th 1500m
DNQ 5000m
NC19 overall
2010–2011 20th 1500m
8th 3000m
  5000m
9th 500m
13th 3000m
1500m
12th
4th 5000m
6th overall
35th 3000/5000m
2011–2012 6th 3000m
  5000m
6th 500m
9th 3000m
10th 1500m
8th 5000m
8th overall
21st 3000/5000m
2012–2013 10th 3000m
5th 5000m
9th 500m
11th 3000m
14th 1500m
DNQ 5000m
NC10 overall
29th 3000/5000m
2013–2014 17th 1500m
9th 3000m
5th 5000m
4th 500m
9th 3000m
9th 1500m
7th 5000m
7th overall
42nd 1500m
28th 3000/5000m

2014–2015

DQ 1500m
  3000m
  5000m
5th 500m
5th 3000m
10th 1500m
  5000m
4th overall
HEERENVEEN

  5000m

26th 1500m
7th 3000/5000m
2015–2016 15th 1500m
9th 3000m
5th 5000m
4th 500m
4th 3000m
8th 1500m
8th 5000m
7th overall
2016–2017 9th 1500m
4th 3000m
  5000m
18th Mass start
7th 500m
4th 3000m
7th 1500m
  5000m
  overall
17th 3000/5000m
29th Mass start

2017–2018

9th 1500m
4th 3000m
  5000m
KOLOMNA

  3000m
GANGNEUNG

  3000m

21st 3000/5000m

2018–2019

6th 1500m
  3000m
  5000m
  500m
  3000m
  1500
  5000m
  overall
COLLALBO

10th 500m
5th 3000m
10th 1500m
  5000m
6th overall
INZELL

4th 3000m
HAMAR

12th 500m
4th 3000m
5th 1500m
  5000m
4th overall

2019–2020

5th 1500m
  3000m
  5000m
14th Mass start

4th 500m
  3000m
5th 1500m
  5000m
  overall
SALT LAKE CITY

  3000m

Medals wonEdit

Championship Gold
 
Silver
 
Bronze
 
Dutch Single Distances 0 3 7
Dutch Allround 1 0 2
European Single Distances 0 1 0
World Single Distances 0 2 0
Olympic Games 1 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carlijn Achtereekte". Eurosport.
  2. ^ "Carlijn Achtereekte". Schaatsen.nl.
  3. ^ "Speed Skating – Sablikova makes it two World golds in as many days". Yahoo. 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ Janes, Chelsea (10 February 2018). "Dutch treat: In an upset, Carlijn Achtereekte leads a podium sweep in 3,000 meters". The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Five Golden Olympians knighted". Dagblad van het Noorden. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Carlijn Achtereekte". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 13 March 2020.

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