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Jorien ter Mors


SportShort Track
Born21 Dec 1989 in Enschede 
ResidenceOldeberkoop, NED
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Higher educationPsychology - Saxion University of Applied Sciences: Enschede, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.965 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.119 21 Feb 2014 Sochi  
    1500m 2:18.628 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 4:52.965 16 Mar 2014 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    3000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m   1    
    3000m Relay   1    
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay 6   3  
    Overall 1 1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at about age 11 in the Netherlands. She initially competed in short track before later taking up speed skating.  
Club / TeamTeam Afterpay: Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sportHer father introduced her to skating. She decided to take up speed skating in order to improve her physique for short track.  
Name of coachMartin ten Hove [club], NED; Erwin ten Hove [club], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesJoris (, 20 Nov 2012)  
Hero / IdolDutch hockey player Wietske de Ruiter. (, 08 Sep 2009)  
Other sportsShe competed in both speed skating and short track at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (Pyeongchang Entries, 14 Feb 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 22 Feb 2014)  
Awards and honoursShe was the female recipient of the Ard Schenk Award in 2016 and 2018 as the best speed skater in the Netherlands. (, 20 Mar 2018, 15 Mar 2016)

She was flag bearer for the Netherlands at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ONS, 07 Feb 2014)

In 2008 she received the Short Track Talent Award from the Royal Dutch Skating Association [KNSB]. (, 01 Dec 2011)
Other informationPSYCHOLOGIST
She has sought the assistance of a psychologist to help her overcome setbacks and gain perspective on her life and career. "Unfortunately, I have often had big setbacks. But that's just how my career has gone. In the end we are talking 'only' about top sport. I have experienced enough outside of skating, so that I can put bad results into perspective. I realise that life isn't all about medals. I have been working with a psychologist for many years [speaking in 2021], but the way in which that happens now is very different from the past. It is confrontational and requires you to be very honest with yourself. At least, if you're striving for change. It's not always fun to look at yourself in the mirror. I'll do it, because I know that I can compete better on the ice." (, 23 Oct 2021;, 11 Sep 2021)

She was a member of the Dutch women's short track 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 a world record time - were presented with the bronze medal. (, 21 Feb 2018;, 20 Feb 2018)

In October 2018 she launched her own line of jewellery called 'van Jorien'. (, 10 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Combining different disciplines makes you stronger. That is what I believe in." (, 14 Jan 2014)  
InjuriesAn ankle injury forced her to miss some of the 2020 National Championships in the Netherlands. (, 28 Nov 2020)

She underwent a knee operation in October 2018. She was out of action for nine months but says it took her three years to fully recover from the injury. "At first it was all about what I could do to the maximum until the knee no longer worked. It was working around the pain. Now I am no longer concerned with surviving, but with improving." (, 29 Oct 2021;, 21 Nov 2020, 01 Nov 2019;, 10 Jan 2019)

A back injury meant she missed the 2017 World Cup event in Stavanger, Norway. (, 15 Nov 2017)
HobbiesMotorbikes, cars. (, 10 Jan 2019)  
MilestonesShe became the first female athlete to win medals in two different sports at the same edition of the Olympic Winter Games when she claimed bronze in short track and gold in speed skating at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi she had become the first female athlete to compete in both short track and speed skating at the same edition of the Olympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Nov 2021;, 12 Jun 2018, 20 Mar 2018;, 20 Feb 2018;, 20 Feb 2018;, 18 Sep 2017; ONS, 16 Feb 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 11 Sep 2021)  
Most influential person in careerShort track coach Jeroen Otter. (ONS, 16 Feb 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall2  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall3  
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m5  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall5  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m6  
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall7  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall7  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2007/2008 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m9  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall9  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall9  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall10  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m10  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m10  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m11  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay12  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall13  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m13  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m13  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall15  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall16  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m17  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m17  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m17  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m17  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall18  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m20  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m23  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m24  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall29  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall31  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m32  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m33  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m33  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m36  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall37  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m42  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m44  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m7  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m8  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m9  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m10  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m10  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m11  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m12  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m16  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m16  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m18  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m18  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m20  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m21  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m23  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m24  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m25  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m28  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m32  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m34  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m38  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m39  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m43  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m48  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m50  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m52  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m53  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m59  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m62  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m63  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m62