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Suzanne Schulting


SportShort Track
Born25 Sep 1997 in Groningen 
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationEuropean Studies - NTI Leiden: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.666 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:27.287 01 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:19.543 02 Nov 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:06.350 13 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    1000m 1      
    3000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    500m 1   1  
    1000m 2   1  
    1500m 1      
    3000m Relay 1 1    
    Overall 2      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
    Overall   1    
European Championships
European Championships
    500m 2      
    1000m 2 1    
    1500m 3      
    3000m Relay 3 2 1  
    Overall 3   1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents live in the middle of nowhere with little canals around their house. So, they were like, 'Okay, if it's frozen in the winter you can do some speed skating', and that's how I learned to speed skate. That's where it all started."  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age eight in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
Training Regime"I wake up in the morning around 08:00. I go to the arena around 08:45. Start doing my warm up, sharpen my skates, and then I will be on the ice around 09:45 until 11:15 or 11:30. Then I go home, eat my lunch, maybe take a nap. Just chill. I go back to the arena to do weights or some cycling from 15:00 to 17:00. So, that's my day and that's six days a week."  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"What really drives me is the gold. The feeling of winning the gold medal is the best thing ever. You train so hard the whole summer just for the feeling of crossing the finish line first. I scream my guts out when I win. That feeling really keeps me motivated and it's like a drug. You want more and more and more." (, 20 Nov 2020)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the overall competition at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, and claiming gold in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2019;, 10 Mar 2019)  
In October 2018 she announced that she would be representing Team IKO in speed skating during the 2018/19 season. She planned to compete in both speed skating and short track in 2018/19 season, drawing inspiration from compatriot Jorien Ter Mors, but said that short track remains her priority. "Jorien is a pioneer in this field. I do not know exactly how I can develop on the long track, but as a girl I always dreamed of being able to compete as a speed skater for the medals, and we're going to see how it goes, but short track stays at number one." She did not sign for Team IKO ahead of the 2019/20 season, but still continued competing in speed skating at national level in the Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2020;, 01 Oct 2019;, 02 Oct 2018;, 02 Oct 2018;, 02 Oct 2018)

She was a member of the Dutch women's 3000m relay team that won a bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite not qualifying for the A final. Two out of four teams in the A final were disqualified, meaning the Dutch team - who won the B final in world record time - were awarded the bronze medal. (, 20 Feb 2018;, 21 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and coach Jeroen Otter. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolDutch short track skater Sjinkie Knegt. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was named Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 2018. (, 24 Jan 2019)

She was named Best Female Short Track Skater in the Netherlands at the 2018 Ard Schenk Awards Gala. (, 20 Mar 2018)

In March 2018 she was made a Knight of the Orde van Oranje-Nassau [Order of Orange Nassau] in recognition of the gold medal she won at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 26 Mar 2018;, 2018)
NicknamesSuus (, 20 Mar 2018)  
Other sportsShe represented the Netherlands in speed skating at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Mar 2019)  
MilestonesShe became the first Dutch athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in short track by claiming victory in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Oct 2018; OIS, 22 Feb 2018)

She became the first female short track skater representing the Netherlands to win an overall world title when she claimed all-around gold at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Mar 2019;, 10 Mar 2019)
HobbiesWatching television, watching sports, going to restaurants, playing the piano. (, 20 Nov 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win gold medals at both the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 20 Nov 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall1  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall1  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m1  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall1  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m1  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m1  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m1  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m1  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m1  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m1  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall1  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m3  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m4  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall4  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m5  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m8  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m10  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall11  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m12  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m19  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m20  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m21  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall21  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall24  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall24  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m30  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m38  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m1  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 1500m1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 2000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m7  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m19  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m19  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m56  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m65  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m86