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Arjan Stroetinga

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED12606198101
NOCNetherlands
Born26 Jun 1981 in  Oosterwolde
GenderMen
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian
FamilyWife Aline, sons Luca [2009], Silvan [2014], and Nolan [2017]
ResidenceWijnjewoude, NED
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.36 18 Oct 2015 Inzell  
    1000m 1:14.18 12 Oct 2019 Inzell  
    1500m 1:49.11 19 Dec 2015 Heerenveen  
    5000m 6:19.18 12 Mar 2016 Heerenveen  
    10000m 12:51.92 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 1 2    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps   1    
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has competed in marathon skating and has won gold at the Dutch championships in the sport. He has also competed in national road cycling events. (wielrennensurhuisterveen.nl, 04 Sep 2014; bamschaatsteam.nl, 2012)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Wim competed in track cycling at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012, and 2016, and participated in road cycling at the 2017 European Championships in Herning, Denmark. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Aug 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age six and took up speed skating at age 10.  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/arjan.stroetinga  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesStroet (schaatsen.nl, 01 Jan 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Second place is the first loser." (Athlete, 20 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe enjoyed sports as a child. "I first practised swimming and judo before skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competitive speed skating at the end of the 2020/21 season. (schaatsen.nl, 22 Aug 2021)

OCCUPATION
He works as a car salesman at a business owned by his father-in-law in Gorredijk, Netherlands. Prior to that he worked as a car mechanic. "I can combine my job very nicely with skating as I'm able to schedule my own working hours. I enjoy talking about my field of expertise [cars], for me that's easier than giving interviews [related to sport]. I like it when both the customer and I go home satisfied." (omropfryslan.nl, 19 Oct 2019)
 
HobbiesPlaying cards. (schaatsen.nl, 12 Jan 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Mass Start 20 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2012/2013 Inzell Mass Start 20 Laps1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 Inzell Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 Inzell Mass Start 20 Laps1  
    2015/2016 Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Mass Start 20 Laps2  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2012/2013 Heerenveen Mass Start 20 Laps2  
    2011/2012 Heerenveen Mass Start 20 Laps2  
    2014/2015 Berlin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2012/2013 Heerenveen Mass Start 20 Laps3  
    2019/2020 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2011/2012 Berlin Mass Start 20 Laps3  
    2015/2016 Inzell 5000m3  
    2014/2015 Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification Mass Start 20 Laps4  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Overall7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m8  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps13  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Overall15  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification Overall19  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Overall23  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps26  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m32  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Overall36  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m42