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Douwe de Vries

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED11406198201
NOCNetherlands
Born14 Jun 1982 in  Hallum
GenderMen
FamilyWife Yanna, son Melle
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian, German
Higher educationLife Science - Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden [NHL]: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.46 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.45 28 Feb 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.24 03 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    5000m 6:12.47 26 Jan 2019 Heerenveen  
    10000m 12:55.10 27 Jan 2019 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 4      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/douwe.devries.986  
twitter.com/Douwedv  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating outdoors in 1987. He got involved in organised speed skating at age six in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe began skating because the sport is popular in the Netherlands.  
Club / TeamSTG Stiens [NED] / Team Jumbo-Visma [NED]:  
Name of coachJac Orie [Jumbo-Visma], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIllness meant he was unable to race during the second day of competition at the 2016 European Championships in Minsk, Belarus. (schaatspeloton.nl, 09 Jan 2016)

He broke his collarbone in 2010 and 2015. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)

He suffered from a hernia in 2012. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
 
Other sportsHe has competed in marathon skating at national level. (douwedevries.weblog.nl, 17 Jan 2012)  
Most influential person in careerDutch speed skater Jan Smeekens. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in team pursuit at the world single distances championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Jan Smeekens. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
In February 2019 he was elected to the International Skating Union [ISU] Athletes' Commission. He is scheduled to carry out the role until 2023. (schaatsen.nl, 08 Feb 2019)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround5  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround7  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar 5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 5000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m6  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m7  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m8  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m15  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps20  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall20  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall25  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps27  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall27  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall28  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m32  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m33  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall35  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m43