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Jens van 't Wout

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED10610200101
NOCNetherlands
Born06 Oct 2001
GenderMen
ResidenceSintjohannesga, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.173 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    1000m 1:23.263 21 Nov 2021 Debrecen  
    1500m 2:14.639 18 Nov 2021 Debrecen  
    3000m 5:07.171 05 Jan 2020 Leeuwarden  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay 1      
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    5000m Relay 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jens.vantwout.1  
twitter.com/ShortTrack4life  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe played ice hockey with his brother while living in Canada, until his parents decided the sport was too dangerous and encouraged them both to take up short track. "I used to play ice hockey [in Canada]. But when we got into a league that allowed body contact, both my brother and I got concussions so we decided to do things differently. We went into short track instead. And after just six months of short track, we moved back to the Netherlands."  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
Club / TeamTrias Shorttrack: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesGaming. (sportstories.nl, 09 Feb 2020)  
InjuriesIn September 2019 he sustained a large cut on his cheek and lost two teeth after a collision with Israeli skater Vladislav Bykanov. Van t' Wout required a metal bolt to be inserted into his cheek and was left with a 10cm scar. (volkskrant.nl, 03 Jan 2021; trouw.nl, 03 Jan 2021)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Melle has represented the Netherlands in short track, making his debut on the World Cup circuit in 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Jan 2021; vantwoutjes.nl, 23 Apr 2020)  
Other informationTO CANADA AND BACK
Born in the Netherlands, he was age two when his family relocated to Bracebridge, ON, Canada. After 10 years the family moved back to Almere in the Netherlands. "I always speak English with my brother and usually with my parents too, although gradually more and more Dutch is added. I also think in English, so for the time being that is the easiest language for me." (grootheerenveen.nl, 15 Jun 2021; volkskrant.nl, 03 Jan 2021)

ROOKIE MISTAKE
He placed first in the 1500m event at the 2020 International Invitation Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands. However, he was denied victory after forgetting to put his transponders on. "I looked at my ankles, saw that I wasn't wearing them and thought, 'You can't be serious!' The ride went really well, but it was a rookie mistake. I was quite nervous for the race and very focused on the skating, but not on the things around it. The transponders were still in my bag. This story will stick around for a while and I have earned it." (schaatsen.nl, 08 Dec 2020)
 
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (grootheerenveen.nl, 15 Jun 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m4  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m5  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m6  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m20  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Dordrecht 2000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Beijing 2000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m10  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m14  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m21  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m68