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Hein Otterspeer


SportSpeed Skating
Born11 Nov 1988 in  Gouda
Marital status* unknown *
FamilyPartner Bettelien van der Ploeg, son Sant-Jan [2015]
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.48 29 Jan 2012 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.43 27 Jan 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.68 09 Oct 2016 Inzell  
    5000m 7:14.47 24 Nov 2007 Eindhoven  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Sprint Championships
World Sprint Championships
    Overall   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam LottoNL-Jumbo: Netherlands  
Name of coachJac Orie [club], NED  
Reason for choosing this sportThere was a nature park behind his house where he could skate on natural ice growing up.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Ids Postma. (, 02 Sep 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win gold in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 26 Aug 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2012)  
InjuriesHe sustained a groin injury in January 2017. (, 26 Aug 2017)

In 2015 he dislocated his shoulder after crashing into a car while cycling. (, 06 Oct 2015)
HobbiesWatching movies, wakeboarding, flying kites. (, 01 Sep 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2010 Sportsman of the Year in Krimpenerwaard, Netherlands. (, 13 Feb 2011)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m4  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall7  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagano 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Sprint3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m7  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m13  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m14  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m16  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall19  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m20  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m34  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m37  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall42  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall43