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Bart Hoolwerf

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED12701199801
NOCNetherlands
Born27 Jan 1998 in  Eemdijk
GenderMen
ResidenceEemdijk, NED
OccupationAthlete, Construction Worker
LanguagesDutch, English
FamilyPartner Maya De Jong
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.67 25 Nov 2023 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:33.05 16 Mar 2013 Dronten  
    1500m 1:45.12 29 Dec 2023 Heerenveen  
    5000m 6:24.34 26 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
    10000m 13:39.23 28 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps   1    
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Reggeborgh: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating and competed at the 2018 World Championships in Arnhem, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2021; gooieneemlander.nl, 22 Aug 2021)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Evert Hoolwerf has competed for the Netherlands in speed skating at World Cup events. His cousin Willem has also represented the Netherlands in speed skating at junior international level, winning silver in the small combination event at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Bjugn, Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2021; rtlnieuws.nl, 25 Feb 2021; gooieneemlander.nl, 03 Mar 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete in the men's mass start at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (schaatsen.nl, 05 Oct 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRoy Boeve [club]  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/bart.hoolwerf  
twitter.com/bart_hoolwerf  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying the guitar. (Instagram profile, 17 Oct 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis family enjoyed speed skating and roller speed skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationMASS START AMBITION
In 2022 he left Team Jumbo-Visma and joined Team Reggeborgh as he believed the switch would help him to progress in the mass start event. "[Mass start] is not a primary goal at Jumbo. They are just super good at the 5000m and the 1500m. So I've had conversations about what's possible. I could focus a bit more on the long track, but the thing is that I really remained part of that marathon team. But I see for myself that if I want to go for that mass start, you need a few people around you who will guide you in it and do everything with you. Reggeborgh wants to set up a mass start branch, a kind of mass start team. And they really want to get started on that. In principle, that does not yet exist, so that is a risk, there are still many things uncertain. The marathon team is up, the sprint team is up, but things still have to happen. I want to make that mass start my speciality and get the most out of it." (schaatsen.nl, 15 Feb 2022)

FAMILY BUSINESS
His family run Hoolwerf Heiwerken, a construction company in Eemdijk, Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 26 May 2022)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in the men's mass start at the 2023 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Instagram profile, 04 Mar 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start2  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit3  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start5  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start1  
    2023/2024 Obihiro Mass Start1  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB Mass Start1  
    2022/2023 Heerenveen Mass Start1  
    2022/2023 Stavanger Mass Start2  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Mass Start3  
    2023/2024 Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start3  
    2023/2024 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Mass Start4  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start12  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m57