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Robin Groot

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED21201200101
NOCNetherlands
Born12 Jan 2001 in  Alkmaar
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
Higher educationCommerce - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences: Netherlands
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.95 11 Nov 2017 Inzell  
    1000m 1:18.55 03 Mar 2018 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:00.65 02 Nov 2018 Heerenveen  
    3000m 4:14.80 03 Nov 2018 Heerenveen  
    5000m 7:33.34 16 Dec 2018 Enschede  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    500m     1  
    1000m   1    
    1500m 1      
    3000m 1 1    
    Mass Start 10 Laps 1   1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1 1    
    Allround   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam IKO: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning four gold medals at the 2020 World Junior Championships in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (schaatsen.nl, 24 Feb 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (cruyffacademy.nl, 01 Jan 2022)  
MilestonesShe became the second speed skater representing the Netherlands [after Jutta Leerdam in 2018] to win seven medals at a single edition of the world junior championships when she claimed seven podium finishes at the 2020 edition of the tournament in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Oct 2022)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The body achieves what the mind believes." (Instagram profile, 30 Aug 2022)  
Other informationCHANGE OF TEAM
In 2020 she won multiple world junior championship titles and joined the development squad of Team Jumbo-Visma. She admits that she initially pushed herself too hard after joining the team. "I had just turned 19 and was still living with my parents. Everything changed overnight. I moved to Heerenveen and joined a commercial team for the first time. It was exciting, it was a new way of training and living on my own. As a youngster joining a team full of champions is super cool, of course, but it also has its downsides. There is a certain pressure involved, and it didn't work out for me the first year, which made me a bit insecure. In the beginning I didn't dare say that it was too much for me or that I should slow down a bit. I talked to [Jumbo-Visma coach] Sicco Janmaat and we adjusted my training schedule. Things immediately went a lot better." However, she was not offered a contract extension at Jumbo-Visma for 2022/23, and she moved to Team IKO. "It really came as a shock that I would be leaving after two years. Over the past year [2021/22] I've been on an upward trend. I made my World Cup debut and set personal bests, so I expected to get another year. I came to the realisation that Team IKO suits me better at the moment. Over the past two years I've learned that I shouldn't be so insecure and have to be strong in my shoes. I can have the confidence again that I can do it and also become the best." (schaatsen.nl, 01 Apr 2022)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/robin.groot.14  
twitter.com/xrobinnnn_x  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe was only able to compete in the 1500m at the 2023 World Cup Qualifying Tournament in the Netherlands after contracting COVID-19 ahead of the event. She pulled out of the 3000m and the 5000m after she was disappointed in her performance in the 1500m. (schaatsen.nl, 28 Oct 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachErwin Ten Hove [club], NED; Martin Ten Hove [club], NED  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Allround Championships Allround4  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Mass Start26  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start27  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m34