Gianni Romme

Gianni Petrus Cornelis Romme (born 12 February 1973)[1] is a Dutch marathoner and a former long track speed skater. He won two gold medals at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano and was the World all-round champion in 2000 and 2003. Romme has been a coach since the 2006–07 speed skating season.

Gianni Romme
NK Allround 2003 Romme-BdeJong.jpg
Gianni Romme skating against Bob de Jong in 2003
Personal information
NationalityDutch
Born (1973-02-12) 12 February 1973 (age 48)
Lage Zwaluwe, Netherlands
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Websitewww.gianniromme.nl
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro1992
Coached byHenk Gemser
Retired2006
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 36.97 (2002)
1000 m: 1:14.33 (1999)
1500 m: 1:47.88 (2002)
3000 m: 3:40.02 (2002)
5000 m: 6:14.70 (2004)
10 000 m: 13:03.40 (2002)
Medal record
Men's speed skating
Representing the  Netherlands
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano 5000 m
Gold medal – first place 1998 Nagano 10,000 m
Silver medal – second place 2002 Salt Lake City 10,000 m
World Allround Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Milwaukee Allround
Gold medal – first place 2003 Gothenburg Allround
World Single Distance Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Hamar 10,000 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Warsaw 10,000 m
Gold medal – first place 1998 Calgary 5000 m
Gold medal – first place 1998 Calgary 10,000 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Heerenveen 5000 m
Gold medal – first place 2000 Nagano 5000 m
Gold medal – first place 2000 Nagano 10,000 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Warsaw 5000 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Heerenveen 10,000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Hamar 5000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Salt Lake City 5000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Seoul 5000 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Heerenveen Allround

CareerEdit

During his long track career, Romme prevailed in long distances (5000 and 10000 metres). His greatest triumphs came at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he won both events. Four years later, at the 2002 Winter Olympics, he captured the silver medal in the 10000 metre event, beaten only by compatriot Jochem Uytdehaage.

He has also won numerous gold medals at the World Single Distance Championships in both the 5000 m and the 10000 m, was two times World Allround Champion, and spent some time (118 days in total) at the top of the all-time world ranking, the Adelskalender.

As of 2006–07, Romme started his own coaching career. International speed skaters Anni Friesinger, Ralf van der Rijst and Risto Rosendahl decided to join his team. Romme himself wanted to continue his career, but announced at the opening day of the 2007 KNSB Dutch Single Distance Championships that he would no longer participate in long track speed skating, only in marathon speed skating.

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 36.97 2 February 2002 Salt Lake City
1000 meter 1:14.33 11 December 1999 Inzell
1500 meter 1:47.88 2 February 2002 Salt Lake City
3000 meter 3:40.02 3 February 2002 Salt Lake City
5000 meter 6:14.70 20 November 2004 Berlin
10000 meter 13:03.40 26 November 2000 Heerenveen

Source: www.isu.org[2] & SpeedskatingResults.com[3]

Gianni Romme has an Adelskalender score of 149.570 points.

World recordsEdit

Event Result Date Location Notes
5000 meter 6:30.63 7 December 1997 Heerenveen
5000 meter 6:22.20 8 February 1998 Nagano
10000 meter 13:15.33 17 February 1998 Nagano
5000 meter 6:21.49 27 March 1998 Calgary
10000 meter 13:08.71 29 March 1998 Calgary
5000 meter 6:18.72 30 January 2000 Calgary
3000 meter 3:42.75 11 August 2000 Calgary
10000 meter 13:03.40 26 November 2000 Heerenveen

Tournament overviewEdit

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
Allround
World
Championships
Allround
 
Olympic
Games
ISU
World
Cup
World
Championships
Single
Distances
1991–1992 19th 500m
6th 5000m
19th 1500m
5th 10000m
9th overall
1992–1993 11th 5000m
9th 10000m
13th 500m
9th 5000m
9th 1500m
9th 10000m
11th overall
1993–1994 12th 1000m
9th 1500m
5th 5000m
6th 10000m
9th 500m
  5000m
6th 1500m
4th 10000m
6th overall
1994–1995 6th 1500m
17th 5000m
4th 10000m
16th 500m
4th 5000m
5th 1500m
4th 10000m
5th overall

1995–1996

  5000m
  10000m

19th 1500m
  5000/10000m
HAMAR

  5000m
  10000m

1996–1997

15th 500m
  5000m
6th 1500m
  10000m
  overall

11th 1500m
  5000/10000m
WARSAW

  5000m
  10000m

1997–1998
NAGANO

  5000m
  10000m

46th 1500m
  5000/10000m
CALGARY

  5000m
  10000m

1998–1999

12th 1500m
  5000m
  10000m
HEERENVEEN

16th 500m
12th 5000m
20th 1500m
7th 10000m
15th overall

4th 5000/10000m
HEERENVEEN

  5000m
  10000m

1999–2000

8th 500m
  5000m
5th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
MILWAUKEE

12th 500m
  5000m
4th 1500m
  10000m
  overall

15th 1500m
  5000/10000m
NAGANO

  5000m
  10000m

2000–2001

  1500m
  5000m

13th 500m
5th 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
NC overall

11th 1500m
  5000/10000m
SALT LAKE CITY

  5000m

2001–2002

15th 1500m
  5000m

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

12th 500m
  5000m
DQ 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall
SALT LAKE CITY

  10000m

  5000/10000m

2002–2003

4th 1500m
  5000m
5th 10000m

7th 500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

17th 500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall
GÖTENBORG

17th 500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall

29th 1500m
5th 5000/10000m

2003–2004

7th 1500m
5th 5000m
7th 10000m

15th 500m
4th 5000m
8th 1500m
4th 10000m
4th overall
HEERENVEEN

16th 500m
  5000m
8th 1500m
  10000m
4th overall

7th 5000/10000m
SEOUL

  5000m
9th 10000m

2004–2005

  5000m
  10000m

10th 500m
  5000m
8th 1500m
4th 10000m
5th overall

  5000/10000m
INZELL

4th 10000m

2005–2006

11th 1500m
5th 5000m
5th 10000m

16th 500m
  5000m
4th 1500m
  10000m
6th overall
HAMAR

27th 500m
12th 5000m
18th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall

19th 5000/10000m

Source:[4]

  • DQ = Disqualified
  • DNQ = Did not qualify for the distance
  • NC = No classification
  • DNS = Did not start

World Cup overviewEdit

Season 1500 meter
1994–1995
1995–1996 11th 13th
1996–1997 11th 9th DQ 9th
1997–1998 23rd 9th(b)
1998–1999
1999–2000 5th 4th
2000–2001 4th  
2001–2002
2002–2003 1st(b) 10th
2003–2004
2004–2005
2005–2006
Season 5000/10000 meter
1994–1995 24th
1995–1996           6th  *
1996–1997       7th*    
1997–1998        *
1998–1999    * 18th  
1999–2000    *    
2000–2001    *     11th
2001–2002          
2002–2003   8th 5th 9th* 5th
2003–2004 4th   5th 4th*
2004–2005      * 4th 7th 4th*
2005–2006 14th 17th 13th* 13th

Source:[5]

– = Did not participate
* = 10000m
(b) = Division B

Medals wonEdit

Championship Gold
 
Silver
 
Bronze
 
Dutch Single Distances 6 3 1
Dutch Allround Single Distances 8 4 2
Dutch Allround Classification 3 0 1
European Allround Single Distances 3 1 1
European Allround 1 0 0
World Allround Single Distances 4 0 1
World Allround Classification 2 0 0
World Single Distances 7 2 3
World Cup Single Distances 22 10 5
World Cup Classification 4 2 1
Olympic Games 2 1 0
Total 62 23 15


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gianni Romme Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  2. ^ "Gianni Romme Personal best". www.isu.org. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  3. ^ "Gianni Romme". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/gianni-romme/
  5. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/gianni-romme/

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
  Rintje Ritsma
Oscar Mathisen Award
2000
Succeeded by
  Hiroyasu Shimizu
Preceded by
  Marcel Wouda
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
  Pieter van den Hoogenband
Preceded by
  Rintje Ritsma
Ard Schenk Award
2001
Succeeded by
  Gerard van Velde