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Frank Vreugdenhil


SportSpeed Skating
Born17 Oct 1984 in  De Lier
ResidenceEldersloo, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.10 09 Aug 2009 Calgary  
    1000m 1:11.93 16 Mar 2007 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.25 14 Mar 2007 Calgary  
    5000m 6:22.42 26 Dec 2013 Heerenveen  
    10000m 13:18.07 02 Nov 2014 Heerenveen  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has raced in road cycling at international level and in marathon speed skating at national level. (, 13 Sep 2014;, 26 Oct 2013)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Johan has competed in speed skating at international level and marathon speed skating at national level. (, 17 Jun 2009;, 2009;, 2008)  
NicknamesBolletje (, 13 Sep 2014)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
In December 2020 he announced his retirement from competitive speed skating after marathon events scheduled for the 2020/21 season were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He had begun to focus on marathon speed skating. "I had set my sights on a great last season. But now it is a bit of a struggle. Every success of myself or the team gives me energy. And with that energy I can also produce it. But that is now gone. I don't want to burden the people who already do so much for me with another season. And I don't have the drive to continue on for another year." (, 04 Dec 2020;, 29 Jan 2020)

In 2009 he announced he would begin competing for Kazakhstan in an attempt to qualify for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He later abandoned the plan after learning he would have to give up his Dutch citizenship if he was to switch nationalities. (, 2014;, 20 Nov 2009;, 03 Oct 2009)

He works at Tuinplantenkwekerij Vreugdenhil, a nursery that grows garden plants in Eldersloo, Netherlands. (Facebook profile, 12 Oct 2018;, 2014)
Social Media
Social Media  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2014/2015 Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m21  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m23