Jan Bos

Jan Bos (born 29 March 1975) is a Dutch speedskater and sprint cyclist. In the late 1990s he was world champion in speed skating and he competed in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.

Jan Bos
Jan Bos (09-12-2007).jpg
Bos in 2007
Personal information
Born (1975-03-29) 29 March 1975 (age 46)[1]
Harderwijk, Netherlands
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight83 kg (183 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating

Speed skaterEdit

In 1998 Bos both became the world champion sprint and won the silver medal that year in the 1000 meter sprint during the Winter Olympics in Nagano. He won the silver medal on that same distance in Salt Lake City.

He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the team sprint track cycling event, together with his brother Theo Bos, who won the silver at the individual sprint, and Teun Mulder. The Dutch finished sixth after being knocked out by Japan.

Bos ended his career as a competitive speed skater in 2011.

CyclistEdit

In 2012 Bos (in cooperation with the Human Power Team from Delft) tried to become the fastest cyclist in the world during the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. At the time, the International Human Powered Vehicle Association record was 133 km/h, held by the Canadian Sam Whittingham.[2] Bos used a recumbent bicycle specially developed for the occasion by students of the Delft University of Technology and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, but only managed a maximum speed of 126.5 km/h. In September 2013, his teammate Sebastiaan Bowier did manage to break the record, reaching a speed of 133.78 kilometres per hour (83.13 mph)[3]

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 34.72 12 February 2002 Salt Lake City
1000 meter 1:07.20 22 March 2009 Calgary
1500 meter 1:44.87 4 March 2007 Calgary
3000 meter 3:50.53 16 March 2001 Calgary
5000 meter 6:46.59 17 March 2001 Calgary
10000 meter 15:23.18 11 March 1993 Heerenveen

Bos specialized in the sprint events but does have an Adelsalender score of 156.494

Source: www.sskating.com[4] & SpeedskatingResults.com[5]

World recordsEdit

Event Result Date Location Notes
1000 meter 1:10.63 22 November 1997 Calgary World record until 23 November 1997
1000 meter 1:08.55 21 February 1999 Calgary World record until 12 January 2000

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[6]

Tournament overviewEdit

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

1992–1993

18th 500m
12th 1000m
22nd 1500m
BASELGA di PINÈ

22nd 500m
5th 3000m
9th 1500m
12th 5000m
9th overall

1993–1994

4th 500m
14th 5000m
8th 1500m
12th 10000m
12th overall

9th 500m
6th 1000m
10th 1500m
BERLIN

10th 500m
  3000m
  1500m
  5000m
  overall
1994–1995 5th 500m
4th 1000m
10th 1500m
  500m
4th 1000m
8th 500m
  1000m
5th overall

1995–1996

  500m
  1000m

5th 500m
  1000m
7th 500m
4th 1000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

30th 500m
24th 1000m
31st 500m
25th 1000m
24th overall

39th 1000m

1996–1997

  500m
  1000m
  500m
  1000m
  overall
HAMAR

17th 500m
15th 1000m
16th 500m
10th 1000m
13th overall
WARSAW

8th 500m
  1000m

20th 500m
4th 1000m

1997–1998

  500m
  1000m
5th 1500m

  500m
  1000m
  500m
  1000m
  overall
BERLIN

  500m
  1000m
4th 500m
  1000m
  overall
CALGARY

5th 500m
4th 1000m
NAGANO

12th 500m
  1000m
4th 1500m

5th 500m
  1000m
17th 1500m

1998–1999

  500m
  1000m
  1500m

  500m
  1000m
  500m
5th 1000m
  overall
COLLALBO

6th 500m
  1000m
  500m
  1000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

DNF 500m
  1000m

4th 500m
  1000m
6th 1500m

1999–2000

  500m
  1000m

  500m
  1000m
  500m
  1000m
  overall
SEOUL

6th 500m
  1000m
5th 500m
  1000m
4th overall
NAGANO

5th 500m
  1000m
  1500m

5th 500m
  1000m
6th 1500m

2000–2001

  500m
  1000m
10th 1500m
INZELL

6th 500m
6th 1000m
7th 500m
  1000m
4th overall
SALT LAKE CITY
21st 500m
10th 1000m

8th 500m
10th 1000m
23rd 1500m

2001–2002

  500m
  1000m
5th 1500m

  500m
  1000m
  500m
  1000m
  overall
HAMAR

  500m
14th 1000m
39th 500m
DQ 1000m
NC overall
SALT LAKE CITY

9th 500m
  1000m
7th 1500m

7th 500m
  1000m
26th 1500m

2002–2003

  500m
  1000m

  500m
  1000m
  500m
  1000m
  overall
CALGARY

11th 500m
6th 1000m
7th 500m
7th 1000m
7th overall
BERLIN

5th 500m
15th 1000m

5th 500m
  1000m

2003–2004

  500m
7th 1000m

4th 500m
7th 1000m
  500m
6th 1000m
6th overall
SEOUL

14th 500m
5th 1000m

28th 100m
16th 500m
9th 1000m

2004–2005

4th 500m
5th 1000m
10th 1500m

4th 500m
  1000m
  500m
4th 1000m
  overall
SALT LAKE CITY

14th 500m
  1000m
11th 500m
  1000m
6th overall
INZELL

  1000m

23rd 500m
5th 1000m

2005–2006

  500m
  1000m
  1500m
HEERENVEEN

  500m
  1000m
10th 500m
5th 1000m
  overall
TURIN

11th 500m
5th 1000m
20th 1500m

43rd 500m
12th 1000m
7th 1500m

2006–2007

  500m
  1000m
  1500m

  500m
  1000m
6th 500m
  1000m
  overall
HAMAR

15th 500m
8th 1000m
17th 500m
8th 1000m
12th overall
SALT LAKE CITY

16th 500m

36th 100m
19th 500m
4th 1000m
6th 1500m

2007–2008

5th 500m
  1000m
9th 1500m

4th 500m
  1000m
4th 500m
  1000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

6th 500m
  1000m
40th 500m
  1000m
39th overall
NAGANO

5th 1000m

25th 100m
24th 500m
  1000m

2008–2009

8th 500m
6th 1000m

  500m
4th 1000m
7th 500m
4th 1000m
4th overall
VANCOUVER

5th 1000m

12th 1000m

2009–2010

8th 500m
7th 1000m
VANCOUVER

29th 500m
12th 1000m

51st 500m
15th 1000m

2010–2011

10th 500m
  1000m

  500m
  1000m
6th 500m
  1000m
  overall
HEERENVEEN

14th 500m
11th 1000m
21st 500m
7th 1000m
12th overall

41st 500m
6th 1000m

Source:[7]

  • DNF = Did not finish
  • DQ = Disqualified

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jan Bos". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Home IHPVA". International Human Powered Vehicle Association. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Sebastiaan Bowier sets new human-powered vehicle record in Nevada". 18 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  4. ^ "Jan Bos". Jakub Majerski's. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Jan Bos". SpeedskatingResults.com. Archived from the original on 19 November 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Jan Bos". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Archived from the original on 3 November 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Skater Profile | Jan Bos | Men | Netherlands".

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Nicolien Sauerbreij
Flagbearer for   Netherlands
Turin 2006
Succeeded by
Timothy Beck