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Tineke den Dulk

Belgium

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTBEL20506199701
NOCBelgium
Born05 Jun 1997 in Leeuwarden 
GenderWomen
ResidenceHasselt, BEL
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian, German
Higher educationEnglish Literature - University of Groningen: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.455 27 Nov 2021 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:31.636 06 Mar 2019 Krasnoyarsk  
    1500m 2:26.005 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/tineke.dendulk.7  
twitter.com/shorttracktinus  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIce Racing Team Antartica [BEL] / Ice Diamonds Antwerp [BEL]:  
Reason for choosing this sportShe attended a trial session in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. "I had signed up through school, but I remember asking my mother, 'Short track speed skating, what is that actually?' I was immediately sold. My mother and I used to rollerblade and short track is a bit like rollerblading."  
Name of coachPieter Gysel [national], BEL; Steven Peeters [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age 10 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (kbsf.be, 10 Feb 2021)  
InjuriesA sprained ankle injury prevented her from competing at the 2017 European Championships in Turin, Italy. (frieschdagblad.nl, 16 Feb 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." (Instagram profile, 27 Oct 2021; Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Other informationFROM THE NETHERLANDS TO BELGIUM
Having originally represented the Netherlands at international level, including winning gold as part of the Dutch women's 3000m relay team at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, she transferred her sporting allegiance to Belgium in 2021. She moved to Hasselt, Belgium, in 2019 to train with the Belgian national short track team before gaining Belgian citizenship in 2021. "I wanted to skate for another country and [Belgian short track skater] Hanne Desmet, who trains in Heerenveen [Netherlands], asked me if I would come and skate for Belgium. After a few conversations with [Belgian] national coach Pieter Gysel and then also with the chairman of the Belgian federation, I started to look more seriously to see if it was all possible. After that I sat down with my parents and we decided that it is a feasible idea, with a nice team that offers great opportunities. I like it very much here. I'm really enjoying myself and I feel at home in the team." (kbsf.be, 10 Feb 2021; sporza.be, 12 Dec 2020)

OTHER STUDIES
In 2021 she began studying film studies and visual culture at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. (Facebook profile, 08 Oct 2021; Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)
 
HobbiesWatching films, reading, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold as part of the Dutch women's 3000m relay team at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
NicknamesTinus [a club coach began calling her this]. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m15  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m22  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall26  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m27  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m43  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m44  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m45  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m49  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m63  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m66  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m73  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m75