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Reina Anema


SportSpeed Skating
Born25 Jul 1993 in  Gorredijk
ResidenceGorredijk, NED
Higher educationTeaching - Windesheim Christian College: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.02 09 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:17.39 23 Oct 2021 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:55.74 29 Dec 2021 Heerenveen  
    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
Reason for choosing this sportShe took up the sport because there was natural ice near her house.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age eight in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
Club / TeamTeam Jumbo-Visma: Netherlands  
Name of coachJac Orie [club], NED; Ben Jongejan [club], NED; Sicco Janmaat [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 have both competed in speed skating at junior national level in the Netherlands. (, 21 Oct 2013;, 21 Oct 2013;, 14 Mar 2009)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Cindy Klassen. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other informationCLUB SWITCH
In 2021 she moved from Team FrySk to Team Jumbo-Visma, a Dutch commercial club team. During the 2020/21 season she had to seek sponsors and donations because of the lack of funding available from Team FrySk. "It means I can focus entirely on sports, training and skating. I no longer have to worry about other issues. I had been with Team FrySk for four years, and it really felt like a family to me. The bond with Siep [Hoekstra, Team FrySk coach] was also very special. So it's hard to say goodbye. It's very exciting to see what another training programme does. I'm not afraid of it, otherwise I would not have made the move." (, 07 Apr 2021, 27 Feb 2021)

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 has occasionally worked 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  
    2021/2022 World Cup 3000/5000m37  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m38  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m45