Sijtje van der Lende

Sijtje van der Lende (born 31 January 1950) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands and a skating coach. She competed at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics in all distances from 500 to 3000 m. Her best achievement was ninth place in the 3000 m in 1976.[1][2]

Sijtje van der Lende
Sijtje van de Lende 1976.jpg
Sijtje van de Lende in 1976
Personal information
Born (1950-01-31) 31 January 1950 (age 72)
Sonnega, Netherlands
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportSpeed skating

She won the national allround title in 1976 and 1977 and finished in third place in 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1980.[2]

Personal bests:[1]

  • 500 m – 43.66 (1980)
  • 1000 m – 1:25.86 (1980)
  • 1500 m – 2:12.59 (1979)
  • 3000 m – 4:39.15 (1977)
  • 5000 m – 8:25.3 (1982)

After retirement she worked as a skating coach with various teams in the Netherlands, and in 1994 became the first female national coach. Her last professional speedskatingteam was VPZ (2005-2008). From 2008 till the Olympic winter games at Vancouver in 2010 she works with the national team of China. [3] At the moment she's advisor for Topteam North Netherlands, a group of talented young speed skaters in this district.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sijtje van der Lende. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Sijtje Tjepkema-van der Lende (NED). schaatsstatistieken.nl
  3. ^ Schaatscoach Van der Lende naar China. nu.nl (13 May 2008)

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