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Yvonne Nauta

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED22102199101
NOCNetherlands
Born21 Feb 1991 in  Uitwellingerga
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationPsychology - Open University: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.58 27 Dec 2014 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:18.96 25 Oct 2014 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:57.23 29 Dec 2013 Heerenveen  
    3000m 4:02.56 09 Feb 2017 Gangneung  
    5000m 6:57.59 23 Mar 2014 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 2      
    Allround   1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/nautayvonne  
twitter.com/YvonneNauta  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by her father.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating as a child and had already completed a 40km race by age five.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer father Dirk competed in the Around The World ocean sailing race on four occasions. (zeilhelden.nl, 02 Feb 2014; schaatsen.nl, 31 Oct 2013)  
InjuriesIn May 2017 she suffered multiple fractures to her right leg after a crash during training. Speaking in October 2017, she said she expected to return to the ice by Christmas that year. (nu.nl, 18 Oct 2017; schaatsen.nl, 03 May 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
In August 2019 she announced her retirement from competitive speed skating after struggling to fully recover from the multiple fracture of her right leg in May 2017. "I thought I would get on top of it with willpower and hard work. In the past that was the case, but if you exhaust your body all the time, that is no longer possible. Recovering fully is my priority. It could be that I am going to coach somewhere, but I will look at that in the near future. I find it scary, because now I have no structure anymore. Everything was always skating and now I am on my own two feet." (nu.nl, 22 Aug 2019; schaatsen.nl, 22 Aug 2019)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround2  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 3000m2  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m6  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall12  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m24  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m45