Netherlands at the 2010 Winter Olympics

The Netherlands participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Dutch team consisted of 34 competitors and participated in bobsleigh, short track speed skating, snowboarding, and speed skating.

Netherlands at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
IOC codeNED
NOCDutch Olympic Committee*
Dutch Sports Federation
Websitewww.nocnsf.nl (in Dutch)
in Vancouver
Competitors34 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Timothy Beck (bobsleigh) (opening)
Sven Kramer (speed skating) (closing)
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
8
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

The Dutch team won eight medals, of which four are gold medals. Seven medals were won in speed skating, one in snowboarding. The gold medal Nicolien Sauerbreij won on the women's parallel giant slalom was the first Dutch medal outside speed skating at the Winter Olympics since Sjoukje Dijkstra's medal for figure skating in 1964 and the 100th Dutch gold medal at the Olympics overall. This was also the first medal for the Netherlands at the Winter Olympics at a snow event.

RecordsEdit

Olympic recordEdit

Sven Kramer set a new Olympic record of 6:14.60 in the 5000m men's longtrack speedskating event.[1] He also finished in an Olympic record time in the 10,000 m, but he was disqualified for finishing in the wrong lane.

Jan Blokhuijsen, Sven Kramer, Simon Kuipers and Mark Tuitert set a new Olympic record of 3:39.95 in the men's team pursuit longtrack speedskating event. It brought them no more than the bronze medal, since they had lost their semifinal before.

Track recordsEdit

Mark Tuitert set a new track record of 1:45.57 in the men's 1500m longtrack speedskating event. Ireen Wüst equalled the track record of 1:56.89 in the women's 1500 m race. The above-mentioned 5,000 m and men's team pursuit Olympic records were also track records.

MedalistsEdit

 
Gold medalist 1,500 m speed skating Mark Tuitert
Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Sven Kramer Speed skating Men's 5000 metres
  Gold Mark Tuitert Speed skating Men's 1500 metres
  Gold Ireen Wüst Speed skating Women's 1500 metres
  Gold Nicolien Sauerbreij Snowboarding Women's parallel giant slaloms
  Silver Annette Gerritsen Speed skating Women's 1000 metres
  Bronze Laurine van Riessen Speed skating Women's 1000 metres
  Bronze Bob de Jong Speed skating Men's 10000 metres
  Bronze Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Simon Kuipers
Mark Tuitert
Speed skating Men's team pursuit

BobsleighEdit

Men & Women

Event Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Two-man Edwin van Calker
Sybren Jansma
52.37 14 52.83 15 52.63 17 52.62 16 3:30.45 16
Two-woman Esmé Kamphuis
Tine Veenstra
53.81 9 53.59 10 54.09 12 53.65 6 3:35.14 8
Four-man Edwin van Calker
Sybren Jansma
Arnold van Calker
Timothy Beck
Pre-competition withdrawal

Short track speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position Time Position
500 m Niels Kerstholt 42.180 2 Q 42.128 4 Did not advance
Sjinkie Knegt 44.448 4 Did not advance
1000 m Sjinkie Knegt 1:25.449 2 Q 1:26.176 3 Did not advance
1500 m Niels Kerstholt 2:46.222 5 ADV 2:16.352 7 Did not advance
Sjinkie Knegt 2:14.862 2 Q 2:13.870 5 Did not advance
Women
Event Athlete Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position Time Position
500 m Annita van Doorn 44.751 3 Did not advance
Liesbeth Mau Asam 45.135 4 Did not advance
Jorien Ter Mors 45.120 3 Did not advance
1000 m Annita van Doorn 1:31.516 2 Q 1:32.067 3 Did not advance
Liesbeth Mau Asam - DSQ Did not advance
Jorien Ter Mors - DSQ Did not advance
3000 m relay Annita van Doorn
Liesbeth Mau Asam
Jorien ter Mors
Sanne van Kerkhof
Maaike Vos
4:16.520 3 QB 4:16.120 4

SnowboardingEdit

Women

Event Athlete Qualification 1st round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
Women's parallel giant slalom Nicolien Sauerbreij 1:23.18 2 Q   Isabella Laboeck
W +17.98
  Claudia Riegler
W +0.30
  Selina Jörg
W DNF
  Ekaterina Ilyukhina
W +0.23
 

Men

Event Athlete Qualification Semifinals Finals
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Men's halfpipe Dolf van der Wal 14.5 11.8 18 Did not advance

Speed skatingEdit

Men
 
Sven Kramer before his gold 5,000 m
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Jan Bos 36.149 31 36.111 29 72.26 29
Simon Kuipers 35.662 23 35.669 20 71.33 20
Ronald Mulder 35.155 11 35.146 10 70.30 11
Jan Smeekens 35.160 12 35.051 4 70.21 6
1000 m Jan Bos 1:10.29 12
Stefan Groothuis 1:09.45 4
Simon Kuipers 1:09.65 6
Mark Tuitert 1:09.48 5
1500 m Stefan Groothuis 1:48.03 16
Sven Kramer 1:47.40 13
Simon Kuipers 1:46.76 7
Mark Tuitert 1:45.57 TR  
5000 m Jan Blokhuijsen 6:26.30 9
Bob de Jong 6:19.02 5
Sven Kramer 6:14.60 OR  
10,000 m Bob de Jong 13:06.73  
Arjen van der Kieft 13:33.37 9
Sven Kramer DSQ
Event Athletes Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
Team pursuit Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Simon Kuipers
Mark Tuitert
  Sweden
3:44.25 Q
 United States
3:43.11 QB
  Norway
3:39.95 OR
 
Women
 
Jorien Voorhuis during her 5,000 m
 
Elma de Vries during her 5,000 m
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Margot Boer 38.511 4 38.365 4 76.87 4
Annette Gerritsen 97.952 36 38.709 9 136.66 35
Thijsje Oenema 38.892 14 38.869 17 77.76 15
Laurine van Riessen 39.302 21 38.845 15 78.15 19
1000 m Margot Boer 1:16.94 6
Annette Gerritsen 1:16.58  
Laurine van Riessen 1:16.72  
Ireen Wüst 1:17.28 8
1500 m Margot Boer 1:58.10 4
Annette Gerritsen 1:58.46 7
Laurine van Riessen 1:59.79 17
Ireen Wüst 1:56.89  
3000 m Renate Groenewold 4:11.25 10
Diane Valkenburg 4:11.71 11
Ireen Wüst 4:08.09 7
5000 m Jorien Voorhuis 7:13.27 10
Elma de Vries 7:16.68 11
Event Athletes Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
Team pursuit Renate Groenewold
Ireen Wüst
Diane Valkenburg
Jorien Voorhuis
  Germany
3:03.38 QC
  Canada
3:02.04
6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CBC Sports, "Speedskater Kramer golden at 5,000", Chris Iorfida, 13 February 2010 (accessed 17 February 2010).

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