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Thomas Krol


SportSpeed Skating
Born16 Aug 1992 in  Deventer
FamilyPartner Jade van der Molen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Higher educationAviation Studies - University of Amsterdam: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.40 27 Dec 2013 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:07.79 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:43.93 15 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:46.30 28 Dec 2010 Heerenveen  
    10000m 14:40.13 18 Mar 2012 Enschede  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1500m   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1   1  
    Allround   1    
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    1500m     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Plantina [NED] / Sportief Oost Nederland [NED]:  
Name of coachGerard van Velde [Plantina], NED, from 2013; Arjan Samplonius [Plantina]; Geert Kuiper [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1999 in Deventer, Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sportHis sister was already involved in the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2015)  
Hero / IdolSwiss road cyclist Fabian Cancellara, Dutch speed skaters Dai Dai Ntab and Kai Verbij. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2015; 13 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work really hard and try to do more all the time." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2015)  
Famous relativesHis partner Jade van der Molen represents the Netherlands in marathon speed skating. (, 01 Dec 2016)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 13 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesHe injured his groin in 2016. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)

He injured the iliopsoas muscle in his hip in 2010 and was unable to skate for two weeks. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 1500m at the 2014 World Cup event in Berlin, Germany, and bronze in the 1500m at the 2016 World Single Distance Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2015; 13 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesComputers, cycling, aircraft. (, 24 Oct 2014)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2016 Male Athlete of the Year in Deventer, Netherlands. (, 06 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall24  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m28  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m31  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m36