Sippie Tigchelaar

Sippie Tigchelaar (born 11 July 1952) is a retired speed skater from the Netherlands who was active between 1969 and 1975. She competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics in the 3000 m and finished in fourth place.[1] She had gradually improved her position in the national all-round championships from eighth place in 1972 to third in 1973, second in 1974, and first in 1975.[2]

Sippie Tigchelaar
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Sippie Tigchelaar in 1972
Personal information
Born (1952-07-11) 11 July 1952 (age 69)
Franeker, the Netherlands
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportSpeed skating
Sippie Tigchelaar in 1974

Personal bests:[1]

  • 500 m – 45.91 (1975)
  • 1000 m – 1:31.44 (1975)
  • 1500 m – 2:19.5 (1975)
  • 3000 m – 4:41.01 (1975)

Since 2007 she is a member of the national skating federation (KNSB); in 2010 she was re-elected for another three years. In 2012, she became a member of the Order of Orange-Nassau. She lives in Wolvega.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sippie Tigchelaar. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Sippie Tigchelaar (NED). schaatsstatistieken.nl
  3. ^ Lintje voor oud-schaatsster Tigchelaar. schaatsen.nl 19 August 2012