Print the Biography/Short

Janine Smit


SportSpeed Skating
Born18 Apr 1991 in  Heerenveen
FamilyPartner Jesper Hospes
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationEconomics, Finance - University of Groningen: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.26 15 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.94 02 Nov 2014 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:02.09 28 Feb 2010 Berlin  
    3000m 4:30.69 24 Oct 2009 Berlin  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachHenk Hospes, NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried skating for fun as a small child in Heerenveen, Netherlands. She began competing in speed skating at age 11.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I wanted to learn how to skate."  
Club / TeamHCH Heerenveen: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer partner Jesper Hospes, and her family. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesIn December 2017 she injured her thigh muscle. It took her six months to fully recover from the injury. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 500m at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard, never give up." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHer partner Jesper Hospes has represented the Netherlands in speed skating at World Cup events. (, 03 May 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m30  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m33  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m33  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m39  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m41