Tonny de Jong

Tonny de Jong (born 17 July 1974) is a former Dutch speed skater, who was raised in Heerenveen and now lives in Calgary with Canadian speed skater Mark Knoll, whom she married in 2003.[1]

Tonny de Jong
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Tonny de Jong
Personal information
Born (1974-07-17) 17 July 1974 (age 47)
Scharsterbrug, Netherlands
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Turned pro1995
Retired2003
Medal record
Women's speed skating
Representing the  Netherlands
World Allround Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Allround
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Allround
World Single Distance Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 3000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 5000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2000 5000 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Allround
Gold medal – first place 1999 Allround
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Allround
Dutch Allround Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Allround
Gold medal – first place 1998 Allround
Gold medal – first place 2001 Allround
Silver medal – second place 1995 Allround
Silver medal – second place 1996 Allround
Silver medal – second place 2000 Allround
Dutch Sprint Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Sprint
Dutch Single Distance Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 1996 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 1998 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 1996 5000 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 5000 m
Silver medal – second place 1998 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2000 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1993 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 1994 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 1998 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1997 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2000 1500 m
Silver medal – second place 2000 3000 m
Silver medal – second place 1993 5000 m
Silver medal – second place 1994 5000 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 5000 m

She won three Dutch Allround Championships and numerous gold medals on the 3000 m and the 5000 m at the Dutch Single Distance Championships. In 1997 and 1999 she became European Allround Champion.[2] De Jong was the first skater who mastered the clap skate.[3]

At the 2002 Winter Olympics she had little success, but she did appear in a nude pictorial in the March issue of the Dutch Playboy.[4] After the following World Allround Championships she ended her speedskating career.

MedalsEdit

An overview of medals won by de Jong at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics
World Allround 1997
1999
World Sprint
World Single Distance 1999 (3000 m) 1999 (1500 m)
1999 (5000 m)
2000 (5000 m)
World Cup 1997 (3000 / 5000 m) 1997 (1500 m) 1999 (1500 m)
European Allround 1997
1999
1995
Dutch Allround 1997
1998
2001
1995
1996
2000
Dutch Sprint 1999
Dutch Single Distance 1996 (3000 m)
1996 (5000 m)
1997 (3000 m)
1998 (3000 m)
2001 (1500 m)
2001 (3000 m)
2001 (5000 m)
1993 (1500 m)
1993 (5000 m)
1994 (1500 m)
1994 (5000 m)
1997 (5000 m)
1998 (1000 m)
1998 (1500 m)
2000 (1000 m)
2000 (3000 m)
1997 (1500 m)
2000 (1500 m)

Personal recordsEdit

To put these personal records in perspective, the last column (WR) lists the official world records on the dates that de Jong skated her personal records.

Distance Time Date Venue WR
500 m 39.36 27 January 2002 Calgary 37.22
1000 m 1:16.23 21 February 1999 Calgary 1:14.96
1500 m 1:56.02 20 February 2002 Salt Lake City 1:54.38
3000 m 4:00.49 10 February 2002 Salt Lake City 3:59.26
5000 m 7:01.17 23 February 2002 Salt Lake City 6:52.44
Small combination 163.497 10 January 1999 Heerenveen 163.020

De Jong has an Adelskalender score of 160.231. Her highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a 3rd place.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goos Bies (2 January 2003). "Tonny de Jong voelt zich bevrijd en leidt totaal ander leven". Friesch Dagblad.
  2. ^ Magne Teigen (11 January 2009). "MEDAL WINNERS (Top 3) in EUROPEAN ALLROUND CHAMPIONSHIPS 1970-2009" (PDF).
  3. ^ C. W. Nevius (5 February 1998). "Clap Skate Draws Boos From Traditionalists / Frustrated U.S. speedsters say invention changed sport for worse". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ "Tonny de Jong poseert naakt", rieplachte on 30 september 2008

External linksEdit


Awards
Preceded by
Dutch Sportswoman of the Year
1997
Succeeded by