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Reina Anema


SportSpeed Skating
Born25 Jul 1993 in  Gorredijk
ResidenceGorredijk, NED
OccupationAthlete, Teacher
Higher educationTeaching - Windesheim Christian College: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.02 09 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:17.68 09 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:56.43 01 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    3000m 4:01.12 27 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    5000m 6:57.58 03 Nov 2019 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe took up the sport because there was natural ice near her house.  
Club / TeamTeam Frysk: Netherlands  
Name of coachSiep Hoekstra [club], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win gold in the 3000m and 5000m at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 01 Sep 2020)  
Famous relativesHer sisters Maartje and Sieta are also speed skaters. They have both competed in the sport at junior national level. (, 21 Oct 2013;, 21 Oct 2013;, 14 Mar 2009)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Cindy Klassen. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementHer total of five individual victories [at 1500m and 3000m] at Junior World Cup events. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other informationCLUB TEAM
She competes for Team Frysk, which is not one of the commercial teams in the Netherlands. "If you look at the big teams and the places for the women, it quickly became clear that there would not be much space. I thought about approaching teams myself, but thought especially about what I wanted myself. Did I still want to stay with [Team Frysk coach] Siep Hoekstra, could I continue to grow there and develop within Team Frysk, or did I need something else? The answers were positive. I think I can get even more out of myself by staying with Siep. I just want to stay here." (, 03 Nov 2020)

She has a bachelor's degree in education with a focus on physical education from the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen in the Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2018)

Alongside her skating she occasionally works as a substitute teacher in primary schools. (Instagram profile, 10 Jan 2021;, 03 Nov 2020)
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup 3000m8  
    2019/2020 World Cup 3000/5000m9  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m10  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m21  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m38