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Merel Conijn

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED21910200101
NOCNetherlands
Born19 Oct 2001 in  Amsterdam
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
Higher educationCommunications, Science - University of Amsterdam: Netherlands
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1500m     1  
    3000m     1  
    Mass Start 10 Laps     1  
    Team Pursuit 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Jumbo-Visma: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHer training was disrupted at the start of the 2022/23 season after she contracted COVID-19. (nhnieuws.nl, 22 Oct 2022)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (schaatsen.nl, 30 Mar 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJac Orie [club], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"I like challenges and skating is really my passion and my life for me. It's what I do with incredible pleasure and I think that's the basis for success. You have to do something where your heart is, because otherwise it won't work." (sportnieuws.nl, 01 Jan 2022)  
Other informationSTUDY PLANS
She studied for a degree in communications at the University of Amsterdam but decided to quit in 2021 to focus on her athletic career. She plans to go back to studying because she says she needs stimulus outside of skating. "I am quite a thinker by nature, so my brain needs that stimulation outside of sports. I'm leaning towards biology or psychology now. It may not be completely in line with my previous study, but I think that stimulation will help me a lot as an athlete in the short term. If I think a lot, I prefer to think about something that really benefits me. (parool.nl, 28 Oct 2023)
 
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/merelconijn  
twitter.com/merelconijn  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround6  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m18