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Gijs Esders

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born09 Jun 1992 in  Deventer
GenderMen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationBusiness, Economics - Saxion University of Applied Sciences: Enschede, NED
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.48 02 Nov 2018 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:09.18 04 Nov 2018 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:47.48 29 Dec 2018 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/gijs.esders  
twitter.com/GijsEsders  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamDeventer IJsclub: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sport"I like the speed, the technical element and the variation in training over the summer and winter months."  
Name of coachHenk Hospes, NED, from 2016  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2000 at Sport Centre De Scheg in Deventer, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerDutch speed skater Ruben Broekhuizen. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolSpanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing selected to compete at the 2018 World Cup event in Obihiro, Japan. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Dream, but don't neglect execution." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other informationOCCUPATION
He is employed as a trainee at a car leasing company in Drachten, Netherlands. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)
 
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