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Gerben Jorritsma

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED12108199301
NOCNetherlands
Born21 Aug 1993 in  Diever
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Marie
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.53 22 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:07.20 14 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.43 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:47.28 11 Mar 2012 Breda  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/gerben.jorritsma  
twitter.com/gerbenjorritsma  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHis mother encouraged him to take up speed skating in the winter to keep him fit for roller skating.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began roller skating as a young child with the skating club Lindenoord in Wolvega, Netherlands. He later progressed to speed skating.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe suffered a groin injury in late 2015. He returned to competition at the 2016 Dutch National Championships. (schaatsen.nl, 21 Jan 2016)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competitive speed skating in December 2020 to start a job building yachts. "I make everything out of carbon. Yes, it is a bit different from sports, but I like it. I would have liked to continue skating for another year, but unfortunately it was not to be." (schaatsen.nl, 04 Dec 2020)
 
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m12  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps22  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps26  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall44  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m45