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Irene Schouten

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED22106199201
NOCNetherlands
Born21 Jun 1992 in  Zwaagdijk-Oost
GenderWomen
FamilyPartner Dirkjan Mak
ResidenceHoogkarspel, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.73 22 Mar 2014 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:18.41 27 Oct 2013 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:57.51 27 Dec 2019 Heerenveen  
    3000m 3:58.39 13 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:50.59 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Mass Start 16 Laps     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Mass Start 16 Laps 2   1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/irene.schouten.1  
twitter.com/schoutenirene  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJillert Anema [club], NED  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was previously involved in inline skating and figure skating. Her three siblings liked skating but only she and her brother Simon went on to pursue a professional career in the sport. "In primary school, there was a bus that always went to the track every Saturday. It was completely full. That is how we naturally acquired the love for skating."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2000.  
Club / TeamTeam easyJet: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the mass start at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Other sportsShe competes in marathon skating, and won five consecutive Dutch national titles between 2016 and 2020. She has represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating, winning a gold medal in the road 5000m relay at the 2012 World Championships in Rome, Italy and has also competed as a cyclist at the Dutch national championships. In 2019 she won the first edition of the Dutch Red Bull 400 event, in which competitors race up a ski jump. The contest took place in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jan 2020; redbull.com, 18 Jun 2019; ad.nl, 14 Jun 2018; nos.nl, 15 Sep 2012)  
Famous relativesHer brother Simon Schouten has represented the Netherlands in speed skating, winning gold in team pursuit at the 2018 European Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. She is also related to Kelly Schouten, who represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating at the European championships in 2015 and 2016, and has also competed in speed skating at the Dutch national championships. (schaatsen.nl, 24 Oct 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Nov 2018; nu.nl, 18 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy and work hard." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn 2008 her thyroid gland became infected and she was unable to compete for six months. (sporttop.nl, 2009)  
Awards and honoursShe was named Marathon Skater of the Year for the 2018/19 season by the Royal Dutch Skating Association [KNSB]. (binding.nl, 23 Oct 2019)  
MilestonesIn January 2013 she won the inaugural women's mass start event at the Dutch championships. (nusport.nl, 02 Jan 2014)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Minsk Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 15 Laps3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall11  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall21  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall24  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m39  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m49