Jorrit Bergsma

Jacob Jorrit Bergsma (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjɔrɪt ˈbɛrxsmaː]; born 1 February 1986) is a Dutch speed skater and marathon skater. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 10,000 m.

Jorrit Bergsma
2013 WSDC Sochi - Jorrit Bergsma.JPG
Jorrit Bergsma at the 2013 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships
Personal information
NationalityDutch
Born (1986-02-01) 1 February 1986 (age 35)
Oldeboorn, Netherlands
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Spouse(s)Heather Richardson
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Event(s)10,000 m
ClubDe Pinguins
Turned pro2004

BiographyEdit

Bergsma has been skating for the BAM team since the 2010–11 season. On 10 October 2009 he won his first skating match (the Marathon), the DSB Bank Cup.[1] During the 2009–10 season he tried to qualify for the Olympic Games for Kazakhstan. During the national championships in the Russian Chelyabinsk Bergsma won the 5000 m in 6:28.21 and qualified for the World Cup. The ISU refused to let the Dutch Kazakh start and Bergsma decided to end his Kazakh adventure.[2] Later in the season he won the Alternatieve Elfstedentocht in Austria.[3]

Bergsma won the Dutch Marathon Championships on 10 February 2010 by beating Douwe de Vries. On 29 December 2010 he won the Ronde van Duurswold, the first edition of this classic on natural ice. In 2012 he won the Dutch Marathon Championships on natural ice for the second time.[4]

He became the Dutch 5000 m champion at the Dutch Single Distance Championships in November 2011. At the first World Cup in Chelyabinsk he won the 5000 m in a new rink record (6:18.74)

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Bergsma won gold in the 10,000 m with an Olympic record of 12:44.45.[5] Bergsma also won bronze in the 5000 m.[6]

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Bergsma won silver in the 10,000 m[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Bergsma is married to American speed skater Heather Bergsma.[8]

RecordsEdit

Personal records[9]
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 38.25 27 December 2014 Heerenveen
1000 meter 1:14.30 20 December 2014 Heerenveen
1500 meter 1:47.08 2 November 2013 Calgary
3000 meter 3:39.79 3 November 2013 Calgary
5000 meter 6:06.93 10 November 2013 Calgary
10000 meter 12:41.98 15 February 2017 Gangneung


Tournament overviewEdit

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
World
Championships
Single
Distances
Olympic
Games
World
Cup
GWC
European
Championships
Single
Distances
2010–2011   5000m
  10000m
7th 5000/10000m

2011–2012

  5000m
  10000m
HEERENVEEN

  10000m

  5000/10000m
  Mass start
5th Grand World Cup

2012–2013

  5000m
  10000m
SOCHI

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m
  Team pursuit
5th Mass start
  Grand World Cup

2013–2014

  5000m
  10000m
9th Mass start
SOCHI

  5000m
  10000m

  5000/10000m
  Team pursuit
  Grand World Cup

2014–2015

  5000
  10000m
19th Mass start

19th 500m
  5000m
4th 1500m
  10000m
4th overall
HEERENVEEN

  5000m
  10000m
19th Mass start

45th 1500m
  5000/10000m
4th Mass start
5th Grand World Cup

2015–2016

13th 1500m
  5000m
DQ 10000m
KOLOMNA

  5000m
21st Mass start

  5000/10000m
4th Mass start
  Team pursuit

2016–2017

  5000m
  10000m
GANGNEUNG

  5000m
  10000m
  Team pursuit
14th Mass start

  5000/10000m
  Mass start
  Team pursuit

2017–2018

  5000m
  10000m
GANGNEUNG

  10000m

21st Mass start
7th Team pursuit

2018–2019

  5000
  10000m
18th Mass start
INZELL

12th 5000m
  10000

22nd 5000/10000m
4th Team pursuit

2019–2020

  5000m
  10000m
12th Mass start
SALT LAKE CITY

8th 5000m
4th 10000m
  Mass start

7th Mass start
HEERENVEEN

4th 5000m
19th Mass start

Source:[10]

Word Cup overviewEdit

Season 1500 meter
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015 16th(b)
2015–2016
2016–2017
2017–2018
2018–2019
Season 5000/10000 meter
2010–2011 9th 9th  * 12th* 5th
2011–2012      *  * 5th
2012–2013      *    *  
2013–2014     –*      
2014–2015 –*        
2015–2016    *        
2016–2017      *    
2017–2018 7th 4th* 16th
2018–2019 1st(b)* 5th
Season Team pursuit
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013    
2013–2014  
2014–2015
2015–2016  
2016–2017        
2017–2018 10th
2018–2019 8th
Season Mass start
2010–2011
2011–2012 5th    
2012–2013 6th   5th DQ
2013–2014
2014–2015 4th   DNF  
2015–2016 7th   8th 4th
2016–2017 13th   9th  
2017–2018 9th
2018–2019

Source[11]

  • * = 10000 meter

Medals wonEdit

Championship Gold
 
Silver
 
Bronze
 
Dutch Single Distances 7 8 4
World Single Distances 5 7 0
Olympic Games 1 1 0
World Cup 23 17 7
World Cup classification 9 2 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kazach Jorrit Bergsma wint in Alkmaar eerste schaatsmarathon" BN De Stem, 12 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Marathonschaatsers toch geen Kazachen" Nieuws.nl, 3 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Bergsma wint Alternatieve Elfstedentocht". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 30 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Solerende Bergsma favoriet voor Elfstedentocht". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 8 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Men's 10000 m : Speed Skating Men's 10000 m". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  6. ^ "Men's 5000 m : Speed Skating Men's 5000 m". Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  7. ^ https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018/results/en/speed-skating/result-men-s-10000m-fnl-000100-.htm
  8. ^ Willie Cornblatt. "Heather Richardson finds speed skating love". NBC. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Jorrit Bergsma". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  10. ^ https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/jorrit-bergsma/
  11. ^ https://app.isuresults.eu/events

External linksEdit