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Rianne de Vries


SportShort Track
Born14 Dec 1990 in Heerenveen 
Higher educationSport Studies - CIOS: Heerenveen, NED
OccupationCoach, Coordinator
LanguagesDutch, English
FamilyPartner Daan Breeuwsma
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.795 09 Apr 2022 Montreal  
    1000m 1:27.828 04 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:17.918 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    3000m 5:11.878 05 Jan 2014 Amsterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay 1 1 1  
European Championships
European Championships
    500m 1      
    3000m Relay 3 2 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe tried skating at school because she thought it was exciting. "I originally went to long track speed skating and did short track following a few workouts to improve my elbow technique. A few years later I switched to short track completely. We did short track with school and Daan [Breeuwsma] had arranged better facilities for me. From that moment on, I've been getting more and more involved."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began speed skating as a child. She took up short track in 2009.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer partner Daan Breeuwsma. (, 21 Dec 2016)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer partner Daan Breeuwsma has represented the Netherlands in short track, and competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (, 28 Oct 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jan 2021)  
InjuriesIn July 2017 she broke her right ankle during a training session on the ice. (, 09 Sep 2017;, 17 Jul 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the sport in February 2023. "I say goodbye to skating as a top athlete with a smile! It was a beautiful and special time. I enjoyed the excitement, the fun, the successes and the people who supported me in difficult times. I have always given 100%, but I have become curious about what there is after top sport. And I'm really looking forward to putting my energy into something new." (Instagram profile, 22 Feb 2023)

In July 2020 her national teammate Lara van Ruijven died from the effects of an autoimmune reaction while at a training camp in France. De Vries and van Ruijven had roomed together at tournaments since joining the Dutch national team at about the same time in 2012. "In the beginning I thought a lot about it in the evening. How is this possible? Could we have done anything else? But the doctors did everything perfectly. We couldn't have done anything else, but it's just hard to accept. She was so young. And so fanatical and so fit. So busy with her health. You don't understand that this is possible. I also still wonder if it really happened. Then you wake up and you think, is this a dream? This is not right. But it is all true." (, 08 Feb 2022;, 27 Jul 2020)

In 2017 she and partner Daan Breeuwsma bought a farm in Akkrum, Netherlands. The property was run down and needed significant renovation. "It's really a project. I always call it a 10-year project, but it's going to be a 15-year or 20-year project. Everything is old and nothing is isolated. It was all small cubicles and we are busy. We are already so happy with our bathroom and bedroom. We've already done all the roof on one side. We want to tackle the other side in the spring [speaking in 2022]. It's almost subsided, so we have to hurry." (, 08 Feb 2022)
Other sportsShe has competed in speed skating and placed 27th in the mass start at the 2016 Dutch Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Nov 2021;, 28 Oct 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m1  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m4  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall4  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m6  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m7  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m8  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall8  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m11  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall12  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m13  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall13  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m14  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall15  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m15  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m15  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m16  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m17  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m18  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m23  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall24  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Turin 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 3000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m10  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m11  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m11  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m12  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m12  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m12  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m13  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m13  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m13  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m15  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m15  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m16  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m18  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m19  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall20  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m20  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m22  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m22  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m26  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m28  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m33  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m36  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m38  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m40  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m41  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m48  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m55  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m63  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m65  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m69  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m76