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Marcel Bosker

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born19 Jan 1997 in  Zofingen
GenderMen
ResidenceGroningen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.39 18 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:09.10 16 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.12 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    5000m 6:08.90 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:59.25 01 Nov 2020 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Mass Start 10 Laps   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
    Allround     2  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 2      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 2      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/marcel.bosker  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTalentNED: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sportHis parents were both elite skaters. "My father has a caravan in Flims, Switzerland, a well-known ski area that lies next to Laax. We went there regularly. I also did not want to sit alongside the track, but I tried to skate myself. From the moment I was able to walk, I skated. It was inspiring to see my parents skate [in international events]. Then I saw the [2010] Olympic Winter Games on televison, I saw Ireen Wust and Sven Kramer win gold medals. At that moment I realised for the first time that I wanted to become an Olympic champion."  
Name of coachPeter Kolder [club], NED; Robin Derks [club], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age five in Basel, Switzerland.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolSwiss speed skater Martin Hanggi. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
InjuriesHe required an operation on his foot in 2015. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)

He suffered a broken ankle in 2013. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the big combination at the 2018 World Allround Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHis mother Henriet van der Meer and his father Ronald Bosker competed in speed skating at international level. (schaatsen.nl, 28 Jan 2018)  
HobbiesSkiing. (schaatsen.nl, 03 Oct 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal and set a world record at the 2020 World Single Distances Championships in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (schaatsen.nl, 03 Oct 2019)  
Other informationHERITAGE
He is eligible to represent the Netherlands and Switzerland though his parents Henriet van der Meer and Ronald Bosker. Henriet competed in speed skating for both the Swiss team and the Dutch team at World Cup events, while Ronald represented Switzerland in the sport at the European championships in 2004 and 2005. "Skating is an individual sport and ultimately you want to become a champion, preferably for the Netherlands of course. But it would not matter much for which country you do it, although not everyone will agree with me. The facilities and knowledge in the Netherlands cannot be found in other countries." (schaatsen.nl, 03 Oct 2019; schaatsen.nl, 01 Aug 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 10000m3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 10000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 5000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 5000m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m11  
    2019/2020 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall27  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m29