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Marijke Groenewoud

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED22801199901
NOCNetherlands
Born28 Jan 1999 in  Hallum
GenderWomen
ResidenceHallum, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.57 27 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:15.20 28 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:53.99 29 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
    3000m 3:59.90 20 Nov 2022 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/marijke.groenewoud.9  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJillert Anema [club], NED; Arjan Samplonius [club], NED; Rintje Ritsma [national], NED  
Club / TeamTeam Zaanlander : Netherlands  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age nine at Ferwerter IJsclub in the Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (skatenl.nl, 21 Feb 2022)  
InjuriesIn 2020 she underwent an operation on her tonsils to ease throat pain. (schaatsen.nl, 21 Aug 2020)

In August 2017 she was diagnosed with Pfeiffer's disease and took four months away from the sport. (schaatsen.nl, 12 Jan 2018)
 
Other sportsShe competed in roller speed skating at the 2018 World Championships in Arnhem, Netherlands. She also competes in marathon skating. (schaatsen.nl, 21 Aug 2020; sportuitslagen.org, 08 Jul 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2022)  
AmbitionsTo win an Olympic gold medal. (schaatsen.nl, 30 Jul 2022)  
Other informationMULTIPLE DISCIPLINES
She has competed in speed skating, roller speed skating, and marathon skating. "A lot of people ask me what I like to do the most, but I think the combination is super fun. Long track speed skating is great when it's going well, but when it doesn't work, it's a hard sport. And the tactical game in rollerblading is comparable to marathon skating.'' After a successful speed skating season in 2021/22, which included competing at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, she said she intends to focus on speed skating for the 2022/23 season. "After last year I am often told that I am a long track skater, maybe I should start believing it. I want to continue to perform well in the 1500m this winter [2022/23], taking on the 3000m, plus the mass start and the team pursuit. In addition, I hope, if it can be combined, to skate marathons." (skatenl.nl, 25 Oct 2021; schaatsen.nl, 12 Oct 2022)

PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
She worked as a part-time baker at LekkerZoet bakery in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, before deciding to focus her attention on speed skating full-time ahead of the 2020/21 season. "Until that time I also worked as a cake baker at a bakery. We made so-called fondant cakes for weddings and children's birthdays. Great work, but I could no longer combine it with top sport.'' (skatenl.nl, 25 Oct 2021; actiefonline.nl, 22 Jan 2020; nos.nl, 21 Nov 2019; omropfryslan.nl, 25 Oct 2018; schaatsen.nl, 12 Jan 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start2  
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start11  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start2  
    2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger 1500m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Mass Start4  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m29  
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps29