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Sanneke de Neeling


SportSpeed Skating
Born19 Apr 1996 in  Rotterdam
OccupationAthlete, Student
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.66 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.74 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1500m 1:55.27 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:15.50 06 Nov 2021 Heerewaarden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m   1 1  
    1500m   1    
    3000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1      
    Allround   1    
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachHenk Hospes [club], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried skating at age four, and began taking lessons at age six.  
Club / TeamGewest Fryslan: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents wanted me to learn how to skate so, if the time came, I could skate on one of the local tours on a nearby lake."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Other informationFURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied life science and technology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. (, 13 Jan 2019)
Famous relativesHer mother Marianne competed in speed skating at the 2020 Winter World Masters Games in Innsbruck, Austria. She only took up speed skating after Sanneke started the sport. (, 18 Jan 2020)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games and to work in biotechnology and design prostheses. (, 13 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsShe has competed in roller speed skating at national level. (YouTube, 01 Jun 2014)  
Hero / IdolDutch sailor Dorian van Rijsselberghe. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2012 Talent of the Year at the Sport Awards Rotterdam-Rijnmond in the Netherlands. (, 17 Dec 2012)

She carried the Dutch flag during the closing ceremony of the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (, 2012)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagano 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m11  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m13  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m14  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m31  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m32  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m34  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m35  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m35  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m37  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m40  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m43