Jan Blokhuijsen

Jan Blokhuijsen (Dutch pronunciation: [jɑn ˈblɔkɦœysən]; born 1 April 1989) is an Olympic award-winning Dutch long-track speed skater who until 2013 skated for the commercial TVM team.[1]

Jan Blokhuijsen
Jan Blokhuijsen (2020).jpg
Blokhuijsen (2020)
Personal information
Born (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 32)
Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
Websitewww.janblokhuijsen.com
Sport
Country Netherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro2007

CareerEdit

He currently holds the world record in the team pursuit discipline, along with teammates Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, he won a silver medal in the Men's 5000 m competition. At the 2014 European allround championships in Hamar, Blokhuijsen won his first European title. [2]

In 2007, he got his VWO degree at school. After a successful period in skating and inline skating (in which he won several Dutch and European titles at the junior categories and a second place at the world championships in Korea) he decided to focus only on speedskating. In February 2008, he won the Dutch Allround Speed Skating Championships junior title at the ice rink of Groningen. Later in the same month, he became world champion at the junior world championships speedskating, where he finished in front of his teammates Koen Verweij and Berden de Vries. Together with them he also won the world title at the team pursuit.

ControversyEdit

After the team pursuit event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Blokhuijsen made a comment during a press conference to the host South Koreans to "treat dogs better in this country", criticizing dog meat consumption in the host nation.[3] Many South Koreans perceived his comment was disrespectful, claiming it was racist and ignorant of Korean culture and the declining dog meat custom in the country.[4][5][6][7] He later gave an apology for this comment on Twitter, which he deleted later.

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records[8]
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 35.59 12 February 2011 Calgary World Allround Championships
1000 meter 1:09.11 25 November 2017 Calgary Time trials
1500 meter 1:43.78 13 February 2011 Calgary World Allround Championships
3000 meter 3:38.89 19 December 2017 Heerenveen Training race
5000 meter 6:11.91 10 November 2013 Calgary World Cup
10000 meter 12:57.58 28 December 2013 Heerenveen Qualification tournament
Big combination 146.603 11 November 2013 Calgary World Allround Championships; National record until 8 March 2015[9]
Team pursuit 3:35.60 16 November 2013 Salt Lake City With Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij

As of 10 March 2020, Blokhuijsen is in 11th position in the adelskalender with a score of 146.253 points.[10] Between 13 February 2011 and 11 October 2013 he held a personal best 6th place.[11]

World recordsEdit

Event Time Date Location Note
Team pursuit *3:37.17 9 November 2013 Calgary World record until 16 November 2013
Team pursuit *3:35.60 16 November 2013 Salt Lake City World record until 15 February 2020
* together with Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij

Tournament overviewEdit


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

2006–2007
INNSBRUCK

  Team pursuit

2007–2008

12th 1500m
13th 5000m

  500m
12th 5000m
11th 1500m
11th 10000m
8th overall
CHANGCHUN

4th 500m
  3000m
  1500m
  5000m
  overall
  Team pursuit
2008–2009 14th 1500m
19th 5000m
5th 500m
10th 5000m
14th 1500m
9th 10000m
8th overall

2009–2010

7th 1500m
6th 5000m
HAMAR

7th 500m
4th 5000m
17th 1500m
4th 10,000m
5th overall
HEERENVEEN

9th 500m
7th 5000m
10th 1500m
6th 10000m
5th overall
VANCOUVER

9th 5000m
  Team pursuit

10th 5000/10000m
  Team pursuit

2010–2011

9th 1500m
8th 5000m
DQ 10000m

  500m
  5000m
5th 1500m
4th 10000m
  overall
COLLALBO

  500m
4th 5000m
5th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
CALGARY

4th 500m
4th 5000m
6th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
INZELL

DQ 5000m
  Team pursuit

16th 5000/10000m
8th Team pursuit

2011–2012

6th 1500m
4th 5000m
5th 10000m
BUDAPEST

  500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall
MOSCOW

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

4th 5000m
  Team pursuit

6th 5000/10000m
  Team pursuit

2012–2013

10th 1500m
  5000m
  10000m

  500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

4th 500m
  5000m
10th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
HAMAR

8th 500m
8th 5000m
13th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall
SOCHI

  Team pursuit

5th 5000/10000m
  Team pursuit

2013–2014

6th 1500m
4th 5000m
4th 10000m
HAMAR

7th 500m
  5000m
9th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

7th 500m
  5000m
6th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
SOCHI

13th 1500m
  5000m
  Team pursuit

32nd 1500m
5th 5000/10000m
  Team pursuit
2014–2015 8th 1500m
DNF 5000m
DNF 10000m
  500m
11th 5000m
16th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall(9th)

2015–2016

7th 1500m
6th 5000m

  500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall
MINSK

5th 500m
  5000m
9th 1500m
  10000m
  overall
BERLIN

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

  Team pursuit

24th 1500m
  Team pursuit

2016–2017

7th 1500m
4th 5000m
6th 10000m

  500m
  5000m
  1500m
  10000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

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

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

  Team pursuit

40th 1500m
25th 5000m
  Team pursuit

2017–2018

7th 1500m
5th 5000m
4th 10000m
GANGNEUNG

7th 5000m
  Team pursuit

17th 5000m
7th Team pursuit
2018–2019

2019–2020

DQ 1500m
6th 5000m
4th 10000m
  Mass start

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

8th 500m
7th 5000m
4th 1500m
5th 10000m
4th overall

47th 5000m
2020–2021 12th 1500m
6th 5000m
4th 500m
5th 5000m
DQ 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall

Source:[12][13][14]

World Cup overviewEdit

Season 1500 meter
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014 2nd(b)
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016–2017 5th(b)
2017–2018
2018–2019
2019–2020
Season 5000/10000 meter
2009–2010 1st(b) –* 1st(b) –* 4th
2010–2011 –* 4th –* 8th
2011–2012 8th 5th –*   –* 4th
2012–2013     7th* 7th –* 5th
2013–2014 6th 12th –*    
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016–2017 1st(b) –*
2017–2018 4th 7th
2018–2019
2019–2020 11th(b)
Season Team pursuit
2009–2010     4th
2010–2011 DQ
2011–2012    
2012–2013      
2013–2014        
2014–2015
2015–2016 DNF      
2016–2017 DQ  
2017–2018 10th  
2018–2019
2019–2020

Source: [15]

– = Did not participate
* = 10000 meter
(b) = Division B
DNF = Did not finish
DQ = Disqualified

Medals wonEdit

Championship Gold
 
Silver
 
Bronze
 
Dutch Single Distances 0 1 2
Dutch Allround 7 12 5
European Allround 3 13 5
World Allround 2 6 7
World Single Distances 4 0 1
Olympic Games 1 1 1
World Cup 20 5 2
World Junior 5 1 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Home - Jan Blokhuijsen - XpeditionGold".
  2. ^ "Essent ISU European Speed Skating Championships 2014 – Classification Men – Rankings as of Jan 12 2014 5:00PM". International Skating Union. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ Raf Casert, AP (22 February 2018). "Dutch apologies galore after double faux pas at Olympics" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  4. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/02/22/dutch-speed-skater-jan-blokhuijsen-ignites-backlash-after-telling-south-koreans-to-please-treat-dogs-better.html
  5. ^ http://www.ibtimes.com/dutch-speed-skater-jan-blokhuijsen-apologizes-after-criticizing-south-korea-dog-2656634
  6. ^ "Dutch skater sparks dog meat controversy at PyeongChang". 22 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Dutch speed skater apologises for dog-eating comment - DutchNews.nl". 22 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  9. ^ Evert Stenlund, All Time Best Combination Results
  10. ^ "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  11. ^ EvertStenlund, Evolution of Adelskalendern 1 July 2009 - 1 July 2014
  12. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". speedskatingnews. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". speedskatingstats.com. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Jan Blokhuijsen". schaatsstatistieken.nl. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Events". International skating union. Retrieved 16 February 2021.

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