Christine Aaftink

Christine Jacoba Aaftink (born 25 August 1966) is a retired speed skater from the Netherlands.[1] She specialized in the 500 m and 1000 m distances, in which she competed at the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. Her best achievements were fifth and fourth place in 1992 in 500 m and 1000 m, respectively.[2] In 1994 she was the Olympic flag bearers for the Netherlands. She won two bronze medals at the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Women in 1990 and 1991.[3]

Christine Aaftink
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Personal information
Birth nameChristine Jacoba Aaftink
Born (1966-08-25) 25 August 1966 (age 55)
Abcoude, Netherlands
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
SportSpeed skating
ClubIJsclub Baambrugge
Medal record
Women's speed skating
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Tromsø Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Inzell Sprint
Dutch Sprint Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Deventer Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1988 Alkmaar Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1989 Heerenveen Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1990 Assen Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1992 Heerenveen Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1993 Utrecht Sprint
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Haag Sprint
Silver medal – second place 1991 Assen Sprint
Silver medal – second place 1996 Assen Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Alkmaar Sprint

Nationally, she won at least one sprint title every year between 1987 and 1996. She won all three (500 m, 1000 m and allround sprint) in 1990 and 1992–1994.[3]

Personal bests:[2]

  • 500 m – 39.88 (1996)
  • 1000 m – 1:20.21 (1996)
  • 1500 m – 2:11.57 (1994)
  • 3000 m – 5:04.33 (1987)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "I'm expecting twins" Metro. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  2. ^ a b Christine Aaftink. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Christine Aaftink (NED). schaatsstatistieken.nl