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Maria Aaltje ("Marianne") Timmer (born 3 October 1974 in Sappemeer) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands specializing in the middle distances (1000 and 1500 m). At the 1998 Winter Olympics Timmer won a gold medal in both these events.

Marianne Timmer
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Marianne Timmer
Personal information
Born (1974-10-03) 3 October 1974 (age 45)
Sappemeer, Netherlands
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) [1]
Weight63 kg (139 lb) [1]
Spouse(s)Peter Mueller (divorced)
Henk Timmer
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating

Personal lifeEdit

She is married to ex-goalkeeper Henk Timmer. She was previously married to her former coach Peter Mueller.

Speed skating careerEdit

In 1999 she won the 1000 m in the World Single Distance Championships and in 2004 became world champion in the sprint. In 2006, she won the 1000 m in the Olympic Games in Turin. This made her the first skater from the Netherlands to win a gold medal at two different Winter Games.

On 13 November 2009, at a World Cup speedskating event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, Timmer sustained breaks in her heel bone when she crashed after Chinese skater Yu Jing fell in front of her during a 500-meter race. Because of the crash, Timmer did not defend her Olympic title in the Vancouver Olympics in February 2010.

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records[2]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 37.86 17 November 2007 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1000 m 1:14.45 17 February 2002 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:57.58 16 February 1998 M-Wave, Nagano World record until beaten by Anni Friesinger on 29 March 1998.[3]
3000 m 4:15.76 21 October 2001 Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m 7:53.32 17 March 1994 Thialf, Heerenveen

World recordsEdit

Distance Time Date Location
1500 m 1:57.58 16 February 1998 M-Wave, Nagano [3]
Small allround 163.315 16 March 1997 Olympic Oval, Calgary

Tournament summaryEdit

Year Dutch Distance Dutch Allround Dutch Sprint  
Olympics
World Cup World Distance World Sprint World Juniors
1993 27th
1994   1000 m
10th 1500 m
11th 3000 m
26th 500 m
26th 1000 m
39th 1500 m
23rd  
1995 14th 1500 m NS4 27th 500 m
41st 1000 m
28th 1500 m
1996   500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
4th 3000 m
8th 5000 m
6th 6th 52nd 1000 m
44th 1500 m
32nd 3k/5k
1997   8th 500 m
4th 1000 m
6th 1500 m
4th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
6th
1998   500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  6th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
16th 500 m
7th 1000 m
9th 1500 m
14th 500 m
8th 1000 m
NF 1500 m
8th
1999   500 m
  1000 m
4th 1500 m
7th 3000 m
  10th 500 m
7th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
  500 m
  1000 m
4th
2000   500 m
  1000 m
8th 1500 m
7th   11th 500 m
8th 1000 m
18th 1500 m
30th 3k/5k
10th 500 m
  1000 m
 
2001   500 m
  1000 m
7th 1500 m
  20th 500 m
11th 1000 m
29th 1500 m
9th 500 m
8th 1000 m
6th
2002   500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
8th 500 m
4th 1000 m
21st 1500 m
17th 500 m
9th 1000 m
14th 1500 m
10th
2003   500 m
  1000 m
15th 1500 m
  10th 500 m
4th 1000 m
20th 1500 m
9th 500 m
4th 1000 m
8th
2004   500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
    500 m
  1000 m
6th 1500 m
5th 500 m
  1000 m
9th 1500 m
 
2005   500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  7th 500 m
  1000 m
15th 1500 m
10th 500 m
  1000 m
11th
2006   500 m
  1000 m
14th 1500 m
  DQ 500 m
  1000 m
14th 1500 m
13th 500 m
6th 1000 m
4th
2007   500 m
  1000 m
  16th 100 m
14th 500 m
4th 1000 m
NS3
2008   500 m
6th 1000 m
  15th 100 m
6th 500 m
8th 1000 m
6th 500 m 5th
2009 4th 500 m
9th 1000 m
24th 100 m
15th 500 m
27th 1000 m
11th 500 m
2010   500 m
  1000 m
31st 500 m
24th 1000 m
2011 fell 500 m
10th 1000 m
NS2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Marianne Timmer". Eurosport.
  2. ^ "Marianne Timmer". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "World Records". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 23 November 2014.

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