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Tijmen Snel

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED11112199701
NOCNetherlands
Born11 Dec 1997 in  Amsterdam
GenderMen
Higher educationMechanical Engineering - Delft University of Technology: Netherlands
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.82 27 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:08.09 29 Oct 2023 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:45.16 30 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
    5000m 6:41.34 26 Jan 2019 Heerenveen  
    10000m 14:12.17 27 Jan 2019 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
    Team Sprint 1      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Jumbo-Visma [NED] / IJssport Vereniging Leiden [NED]:  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has competed in road cycling at the Dutch U23 national championships. (procyclingstats.com, 24 Jun 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis father took him ice skating at a rink in Leiden, Netherlands. "My parents did it and I first got in touch with the sport through them. Later on I mostly enjoyed the speed of it."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolItalian road cyclist Marco Pantani. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (schaatsen.nl, 03 Mar 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJac Orie [Jumbo-Visma], NED; Rintje Ritsma [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age six in Leiden, Netherlands. At age 10 he became a member of the IJssport Vereniging Leiden speed skating club.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesFredje, Snelle Tijmen ['Fast Times', a play on his name]. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023; swabo-cyclingteam.nl, 31 Dec 2020)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/tijmen.snel.5  
twitter.com/tijmensnel  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Better than yesterday." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
HobbiesPlaying video games. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
InjuriesIn 2022 he fractured his hand and needed about two weeks to recover. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the sprint combination title at the 2022 Dutch National Sprint Championships in Heerenveen. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerHis coaches. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m46  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m47  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m56