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Gijs Esders


SportSpeed Skating
Born09 Jun 1992 in  Deventer
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationBusiness, Economics - Saxion University of Applied Sciences: Enschede, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.99 26 Jan 2019 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:08.67 23 Nov 2019 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:47.48 29 Dec 2018 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamDeventer IJsclub: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sport"I like the speed, the technical element and the variation in training over the summer and winter months."  
Name of coachHenk Hospes, NED, from 2016  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2000 at Sport Centre De Scheg in Deventer, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerDutch speed skater Ruben Broekhuizen. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolSpanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementBeing selected to compete at the 2018 World Cup event in Obihiro, Japan. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Dream, but don't neglect execution." (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)  
Other informationOCCUPATION
He is employed as a trainee at a car leasing company in Drachten, Netherlands. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018)
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m23  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m45