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Laurine van Riessen

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED21008198701
NOCNetherlands
Born10 Aug 1987 in  Leiden
GenderWomen
ResidenceLeiden, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationLaw - Open University: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.64 19 Jan 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 1:55.98 12 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:15.07 14 Mar 2007 Calgary  
    5000m 8:01.43 15 Jan 2006 Groningen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1000m     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.laurinevanriessen.nl/  
twitter.com/LaurinevRiessen  
www.facebook.com/laurine.vanriessen  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRene Wolff [national], GER  
Reason for choosing this sportHaving already represented the Netherlands in speed skating at the Olympic Winter Games, she switched to cycling in an attempt to qualify for the summer version of the event.  
Club / TeamTeam LottoNL-Jumbo: Netherlands  
When and where did you begin this sport?As a speed skater, she would go cycling as part of her training. She entered her first competition at the cycling club in Leiden, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe broke a shoulder blade after falling during a bicycle race in June 2015. (schaatsen.nl, 03 Jun 2015)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (schaatsen.nl, 22 Sep 2016)  
Other sportsShe represented the Netherlands in speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, where she won a bronze medal in the 1000m. (laurinevanriessen.nl, 14 Jun 2016)  
Other informationMULTI TALENTED
She won a bronze medal in speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She switched to track cycling as she was looking for a new challenge, and went on to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I really enjoying learning something new and trying new things. I still enjoy skating, but I have always had confidence I was good enough [at track cycling]. I have never regretted the move. It ended up being a very obvious choice for me because I do not want to experience putting half my effort into cycling. Then you don't have enough time to be really good." (schaatsen.nl, 22 Sep 2016; laurinevanriessen.nl, 14 Jun 2016; heldenonline.nl, 07 Jan 2016)
 
Most influential person in careerHer family, her coaches. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011)  
NicknamesBamBam (kipcarpenter.name, 04 Feb 2009)  
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m11  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 500m13  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m13  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m17  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m19  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m22  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Erfurt 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m6  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m6  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m7  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m8  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m8  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m9  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m10  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m11  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m13  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall19  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall21  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m21  
    2006/2007 World Cup 100m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m24  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m24  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m36  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall38  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m38  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m38  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m43