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Selma Poutsma

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED21405199901
NOCNetherlands
Born14 May 1999 in The Hague 
GenderWomen
ResidenceNetherlands
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.881 04 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:29.210 06 Dec 2020 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:23.896 09 Feb 2020 Dresden  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    1000m   1    
    3000m Relay   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/selma.poutsma  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe enjoyed the sensation of speed and the tactics of racing closely against others. She also likes the gliding aspect of the sport.  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age seven in The Hague, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe competed in speed skating at the 2020 World Cup Qualification Tournament [WKKT] in the Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 26 Dec 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Celski, Russian ballet dancer Polina Semionova. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017, 02 Feb 2016)  
AmbitionsTo compete in short track at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (schaatsen.nl, 26 Dec 2020)  
Other informationMOVE TO FRANCE
Born in The Hague, Netherlands, she was given the opportunity to join the France junior short track team in 2014. She decided to make the move to Font-Romeu soon after, where she became part of the French national setup. She competed for France from 2015 to 2018 before switching to represent the Netherlands in 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Dec 2020; moksz.hu, 29 Sep 2017)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m3  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m4  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m6  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m10  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m10  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall15  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m17  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m18  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall21  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m33  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall42  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay11  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m13  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m17  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m22  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m30  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m31  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m31  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m32  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m37  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m38  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m43  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m47  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m53  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m63  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m66  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m74  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m78