Marrit Leenstra (speed skater)

Marrit Leenstra[1] (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑrɪt ˈleːnstraː]; born 10 May 1989) is a Dutch former long track speed skater.

Marrit Leenstra
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Marrit Leenstra
Personal information
Born (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 31)
Wijckel, Netherlands
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Websitemarrit-leenstra.nl
Sport
Country Netherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro2008
Retired2018

Skating careerEdit

In the 2007 season she made her World Cup debut in Moscow.[2]

In the 2008 season she skated a junior world record in the 1500 meters at the World Cup in Salt Lake City.[3] Later this season she qualified for the European Championships and ranked 6th after all four distances. With this result she qualified for the World Allround. At the World Allround Championships in Berlin she placed 12th after four distances. In February 2008, Leenstra was crowned the World Junior Speed Skating Champion in Changchun, China. At the end of the season in March 2008 she improved the junior world records on the 1000[4] and 1500 meters[3] and the mini combination.[5] The latter two are still current junior world records.[6]

In the 2009 season Marrit Leenstra did not qualify for the European Championships, World Sprint Championships or World Allround Championships, however she did qualify for the World Single Distance Championships in the 1500 metres where she finished tenth.

After a disappointing 2010 season, where she failed to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics, she had a breakthrough 2011 season. Leenstra won the Dutch Allround Championships and placed third in the European Championships and fourth in the World Allround Championships. Also she placed fourth in the World Single Distances at the 1000 meters, second in the World Single Distances at the team pursuit and second in the World Cup standings for the 1500 meters, including a World Cup win in Salt Lake City.

Leenstra retired from competitive skating in August 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Leenstra is married to Italian Olympic gold medalist Matteo Anesi.[7][8][9][10]

RecordsEdit

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records[11]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 37.95 3 December 2017 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1000 m 1.13.72 2 December 2017 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1500 m 1:52.06 3 December 2017 Olympic Oval, Calgary
3000 m 4:02.74 12 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m 7:06.74 13 February 2011 Olympic Oval, Calgary
Sprint allround 150.465 29 January 2012 Olympic Oval, Calgary
Mini allround 156.360 12–13 March 2008 Olympic Oval, Calgary
Small allround 159.620 13 February 2012 Olympic Oval, Calgary

World recordsEdit

World records[12]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
1500 m jr. 1:56.47 10 November 2007 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City World record for juniors until beaten by herself on 12 March 2008.[3]
1500 m jr. 1:55.14 12 March 2008 Olympic Oval, Calgary World record for juniors until beaten by Joy Beune on 9 March 2018.[3]
1000 m jr. 1:15.41 13 March 2008 Olympic Oval, Calgary World record for juniors until beaten by Kim Hyun-yung on 10 November 2013.[4]
Mini combination jr. 156.360 12–13 March 2008 Olympic Oval, Calgary World record for juniors until beaten by Joy Beune on 10 March 2018.[5]

Tournament resultsEdit

JuniorEdit

  Season     Category    Dutch Allround   Dutch Sprint   World Allround 
 2003/04  Juniors C 3rd
 2004/05  Juniors B 5th 7th
 2005/06  Juniors B    
 2006/07  Juniors A 4th  
 2007/08  Juniors A    

After the 2008 season, she continued as a senior speed skater.

SeniorEdit

  Season   Dutch
Single Distance
 Dutch Sprint   Dutch Allround  European
Single Distance
European
Sprint
European
Allround
World
Single Distance
 World Sprint  World Allround  World Cup  Olympic Games
 
 2006/07  15th 500 m
9th 1500 m
 12th 3000 m 
13th N/A N/A 50th 1500 m N/A
 2007/08  9th 500 m
4th 1000 m
  1500 m
 10th 3000 m 
4th 6th 12th 19th 1000 m
23rd 1500 m
 2008/09  17th 500 m
5th 1000 m
  1500 m
8th 3000 m
4th 5th 28th 1000 m
11th 1500 m
 2009/10  15th 1000 m
10th 1500 m
12th 3000 m
9th   N/A 41st 1500 m did not
participate
 2010/11    500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  3000 m
    4th 1000 m
   team pursuit 
4th 40th 500 m
9th 1000 m
  1500 m
33rd 3000/5000 m
N/A
 2011/12    1000 m
  1500 m
9th 3000 m
    did not
participate
8th 13th   1000 m
  1500 m
 2012/13  5th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  8th 1000 m
   team pursuit 
11th 24th 500 m
9th 1000 m
  1500 m
 2013/14  4th 500 m
  1000 m
4th 1500 m
5th N/A 37th 500 m
11th 1000 m
5th 1500 m
12th GWC
19th 500 m
6th 1000 m
4th 1500 m
  team pursuit
 2014/15    1000 m
  1500 m
11th 3000m
4th DSQ 7th 1000 m
5th 1500 m
   team pursuit 
  1000 m
  1500 m
5th GWC
N/A
 2015/16    500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
12th 3000m
  7th 1000 m
6th 1500 m
   team pursuit 
4th 26th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
5th GWC
 2016/17  4th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
4th 4th 1000 m
4th 1500 m
   team pursuit 
17th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
5th GWC
 2017/18    500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  team pursuit
N/A N/A N/A 4th 20th 500 m
  1000 m
  1500 m
  GWC
6th 1000 m
  1500 m
  team pursuit

Note: First European Sprint Championship was held in January 2017.
           During Olympic seasons World Single Distance Championships are not held.

World Cup resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Skating Union (ISU).[13]

winner  1 ; second  2 ; third  3 ; did not compete (–); did not finish (nf); 5000 m races (*); division B races    
  Season   500 m 1000 m 1500 m 3000/5000 m Team pursuit Team sprint
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points 1 2 3 4 5 Points 1 2 3 4 Points
2006/07                         N/A                     N/A             6             N/A       240 N/A
6 –* –*
2007/08                             N/A                     122               67               N/A         136 N/A
22 19 4 13 7 9 11 20 8 –* –*
2008/09                           N/A                     64             177             N/A       200 N/A
6 2 11 6 13 11 6 12 –* –* 1
2009/10                         N/A               0             10             N/A         185 N/A
27 17 27 –*
2010/11                         11                 250             466             25       300 N/A
20 19 7 6 6 2 3 2 4 1 2 1 –* –* 3 1
2011/12                         N/A               420             401             N/A         140 N/A
3 4 5 6 2 3 6 3 7 12 3 2 2 –* –* 2 nf
2012/13                         89                   343             411             N/A         400 N/A
15 14 12 14 16 17 4 4 5 5 6 4 10 2 1 2 6 3 8 –* –* 2 3 1 1
2013/14                         17             140             242             N/A         450 N/A
6 4 5 6 6 4 4 9 4 –* 1 1
2014/15                         N/A               507             410             N/A       350 N/A
1 2 4 8 6 2 3 2 1 3 3 4 –* 1 1 1
2015/16                         70               465             396             N/A         380         314
18 2 11 4 5 4 6 4 5 3 3 2 4 5 4 3 3 3 5 –* 1 2 2 2
2016/17                     126               451             460             N/A           430       290
11 10 14 17 16 8 2 8 3 2 4 2 6 2 3 2 4 2 4 –* 1 1 2 9 1
2017/18                       120               420             390             N/A         280         230
17 1 1 4 4 4 3 2 1 20 1 2 2 2 2 –* nf 2 2 2

Note: Points column in team sprint and team pursuit events represents the point score of Netherlands team, hence results from the World Cup races that Leenstra did not participate are included.

World Cup podiumsEdit

  • 18 wins
  • 69 podiums
  Season   500 m 1000 m 1500 m 3000/5000 m Team pursuit Team sprint Total
                                         
2008/09 1 N/A 1
2009/10 N/A
2010/11 1 1 2 1 1 1 N/A 2 3 2
2011/12 1 2 2 2 1 N/A 4 4
2012/13 1 2 1 2 1 1 N/A 3 3 2
2013/14 2 N/A 2
2014/15 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 N/A 5 3 3
2015/16 1 2 3 1 3 1 4 5
2016/17 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 3 7 2
2017/18 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 8 1
Total 0 0 0 2 9 7 3 14 10 0 0 0 12 8 2 1 1 0 18 32 19
0 18 27 0 22 2 69

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 5 wins
  • 45 podiums
 No.    Season   Date Location Venue    Discipline     Place 
1  2010/11  4 November 2010   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf 1500 m 3rd
2 28 November 2010   Hamar, Norway Vikingskipet 1500 m 2nd
3 19 February 2011   Salt Lake City, USA Utah Olympic Oval 1500 m 1st
4 4 March 2011   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1500 m 2nd
5 6 March 2011   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1000 m 2nd
6  2011/12  19 November 2011   Chelyabinsk, Russia Uralskaya Molniya 1000 m 3rd
7 20 November 2011   Chelyabinsk, Russia Uralskaya Molniya 1500 m 3rd
8 22 January 2012   Salt Lake City, USA Utah Olympic Oval 1000 m 2nd
9 11 February 2012   Hamar, Norway Vikingskipet 1500 m 3rd
10 3 March 2012   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1500 m 2nd
11 4 March 2012   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1000 m 3rd
12 10 March 2012   Berlin, Germany Sportforum Hohenschönhausen 1500 m 2nd
13  2012/13  17 November 2012   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1500 m 2nd
14 24 November 2012   Kolomna, Russia Kolomna Speed Skating Center 1500 m 1st
15 2 December 2012   Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace 1500 m 2nd
16 2 March 2013   Erfurt, Germany  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Halle  1500 m 3rd
17  2014/15  15 November 2014   Obihiro, Japan Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval 1000 m 1st
18 16 November 2014   Obihiro, Japan Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval 1500 m 2nd
19 22 November 2014   Seoul, South Korea Taereung International Ice Rink 1500 m 1st
20 23 November 2014   Seoul, South Korea Taereung International Ice Rink 1000 m 2nd
21 7 December 2014   Berlin, Germany Sportforum Hohenschönhausen 1500 m 3rd
22 14 December 2014   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1500 m 3rd
23 8 February 2015   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1000 m 2nd
24 22 March 2015   Erfurt, Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Halle 1000 m 3rd
25  2015/16  6 December 2015   Inzell, Germany Eisstadion Inzell 1500 m 3rd
26 12 December 2015   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1000 m 3rd
27 13 December 2015   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1500 m 3rd
28 29 January 2016   Stavanger, Norway Sørmarka Arena 1000 m 3rd
29 30 January 2016   Stavanger, Norway Sørmarka Arena 1500 m 3rd
30 31 January 2016   Stavanger, Norway Sørmarka Arena 1000 m 2nd
31  2016/17  12 November 2016   Harbin, China Heilongjiang Indoor Rink 1000 m 2nd
32 13 November 2016   Harbin, China Heilongjiang Indoor Rink 1500 m 2nd
33 20 November 2016   Nagano, Japan M-Wave 1500 m 3rd
34 3 December 2016   Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace 1000 m 3rd
35 4 December 2016   Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace 1500 m 2nd
36 11 December 2016   Heerenveen, Netherlands Thialf 1000 m 2nd
37 28 January 2017   Berlin, Germany Sportforum Hohenschönhausen 1500 m 2nd
38 29 January 2017   Berlin, Germany Sportforum Hohenschönhausen 1000 m 2nd
39  2017/18  2 December 2017   Calgary, Canada Olympic Oval 1000 m 3rd
40 3 December 2017   Calgary, Canada Olympic Oval 1500 m 2nd
41 9 December 2017   Salt Lake City, USA Utah Olympic Oval 1500 m 2nd
42 19 January 2018   Erfurt, Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Halle 1000 m 2nd
43 20 January 2018   Erfurt, Germany Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Halle 1500 m 2nd
44 17 March 2018   Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena 1000 m 1st
45 18 March 2018   Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena 1500 m 2nd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 13 wins – (12 TP, 1 TS)
  • 24 podiums – (22 TP, 2 TS)
 No.    Season   Date Location Venue    Discipline     Place 
1  2008/09  16 November 2008   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf  Team pursuit  1st  with Ireen Wüst and Renate Groenewold
2  2010/11  28 November 2010   Hamar, Norway Vikingskipet Team pursuit 3rd  with Jorien Voorhuis and Marije Joling
3 30 January 2011   Moscow, Russia Krylatskoye Skating Hall Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Diane Valkenburg
4  2011/12  20 November 2011   Chelyabinsk, Russia Uralskaya Molniya Team pursuit 2nd  with Ireen Wüst and Diane Valkenburg
5  2012/13  18 November 2012   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf Team pursuit 2nd  with Diane Valkenburg and Marije Joling
6 2 December 2012   Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace Team pursuit 3rd  with Diane Valkenburg and Linda de Vries
7 3 March 2013   Erfurt, Germany  Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Halle  Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Diane Valkenburg
8 8 March 2013   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Linda de Vries
9  2013/14  8 December 2013   Berlin, Germany Sportforum Hohenschönhausen Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Jorien ter Mors
10 16 March 2014   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf Team pursuit 1st  with Lotte van Beek and Linda de Vries
11  2014/15  15 November 2014   Obihiro, Japan Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Marije Joling
12 6 December 2014   Berlin, Germany Sportforum Hohenschönhausen Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Marije Joling
13 13 December 2014   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf Team pursuit 1st  with Linda de Vries and Carlijn Achtereekte 
14  2015/16  14 November 2015   Calgary, Canada Olympic Oval Team pursuit 1st  with Antoinette de Jong and Marije Joling
15 5 December 2015   Inzell, Germany Eisstadion Inzell Team pursuit 2nd  with Antoinette de Jong and Marije Joling
16 12 December 2015   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf Team pursuit 2nd  with Antoinette de Jong and Linda de Vries
17 12 March 2016   Heerenveen, Netherlands   Thialf Team pursuit 2nd  with Ireen Wüst and Antoinette de Jong
18  2016/17  12 November 2016   Harbin, China Heilongjiang Indoor Rink Team pursuit 1st  with Ireen Wüst and Antoinette de Jong
19 19 November 2016   Nagano, Japan M-Wave Team pursuit 1st  with Antoinette de Jong and Marije Joling
20 3 December 2016   Astana, Kazakhstan Alau Ice Palace Team pursuit 2nd  with Antoinette de Jong and Linda de Vries
21 13 March 2017   Stavanger, Norway Sørmarka Arena Team sprint 1st  with Floor van den Brandt and Anice Das
22  2017/18  8 December 2017   Salt Lake City, USA Utah Olympic Oval Team pursuit 2nd  with Melissa Wijfje and Lotte van Beek
23 17 March 2018   Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena Team pursuit 2nd  with Antoinette de Jong and Lotte van Beek
24 18 March 2018   Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena Team sprint 2nd  with Letitia de Jong and Lotte van Beek

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marrit Leenstra (Personalia)". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Marrit Leenstra". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Evolution of the world record 1500 meters Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Evolution of the world record 1000 meters Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Evolution of the world record Mini combination Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Current world records Girls". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  7. ^ (in Italian) Matteo e Marrit: un matrimonio tutto d'oro Corriere delle Alpi, 27 July 2014.
  8. ^ Leenstra, Marrit (22 April 2011). "Mijn triple is goud waard". Schaatsen.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Marrit Leenstra heeft wéér pech rond een WK". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 20 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  10. ^ Caldenhoven, Mark (13 February 2014). "Marrit Leenstra heeft 'niets met social media'". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Marrit Leenstra". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Marrit Leenstra". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Marrit Leenstra". ISU. International Skating Union. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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