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Linda de Vries


SportSpeed Skating
Born04 Feb 1988 in  Smilde
ResidenceSmilde, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationHanze University of Applied Sciences: Groningen, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.26 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.10 22 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:55.57 08 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    3000m 3:59.76 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:02.77 13 Jan 2013 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    1500m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1      
European Championships
European Championships
    Allround   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSimon Kuipers [club], NED; Dennis van der Gun [club], NED; Geert Kuiper [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating at age 15 in Assen, Netherlands.  
Club / TeamTeam Plantina: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sportShe used to play tennis but was told that she would be unlikely to reach the top level in the sport. She therefore pursued a career in speed skating.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2011)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2011)  
Famous relativesHer sister Annelie has played tennis internationally. Her brother Guus has played professional football in the Netherlands. (, 08 Jan 2012;, 20 Jun 2011)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Enjoy what you achieve as your sporting career could be over before you know it." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2011)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an ambassador for the charity Sterrenfonds [The Star Fund]. (Twitter profile, 19 Aug 2017)
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 31 Dec 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround2  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround3  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround4  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 3000m5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 3000m5  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m4  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m5  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m11  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall13  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall15  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m24  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall25  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m27  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m32  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall36  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m41