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Daan Breeuwsma


SportShort Track
Born29 Dec 1987 in Heerenveen 
ResidenceAkkrum, NED
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian
FamilyPartner Rianne de Vries
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.626 10 Dec 2016 Shanghai  
    1000m 1:22.545 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:13.048 13 Feb 2015 Erzurum  
    3000m 4:47.998 18 Dec 2009 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay 3 1 2  
European Championships
European Championships
    5000m Relay 5 6 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe had an operation on his left knee in February 2016. The tendon in the joint was continually rubbing against his kneecap, and the pain it caused meant he needed to take medication every day. He was unable to compete at the 2016 World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and made his comeback at the 2016 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (, 04 Nov 2016, 05 Jan 2016)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at age 10.  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis partner Rianne de Vries has represented the Netherlands in short track, and won a silver medal in the 3000m relay at the 2018 World Championships in Montreal, QB, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Dec 2020; Facebook profile, 13 Oct 2020)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"Since I was a kid I was always active with sports. When I was at junior level coach Kosta Poltavets advised me to train in short track because my turns were very good."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a relay medal alongside his friend and national teammate Sjinkie Knegt at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 25 Jan 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m5  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m5  
    2010/2011 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m6  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall6  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m7  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall7  
    2009/2010 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m8  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m9  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m9  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m10  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m10  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall11  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m11  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall12  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m13  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m14  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m14  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall14  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall14  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall15  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m15  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m17  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall17  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall17  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m19  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m20  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall21  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m25  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m26  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m26  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m31  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall34  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m39  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m40  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m44  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m44  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m44  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall45  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 Moscow 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Nagoya 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Sochi 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 Shanghai 500m3  
    2013/2014 Turin 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m7  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m9  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m9  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m10  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay12  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m13  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m13  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m14  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m14  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m16  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m17  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m17  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m17  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1500m18  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m18  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m19  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m20  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m21  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m23  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m24  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m24  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m26  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m27  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m27  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m29  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m33  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m40  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m42  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m43  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m48  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1000m56  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m55  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 500m57  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m61  
    2008/2009 World Cup Classification 1500m63  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m64  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m68  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m69  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1500m69  
    2007/2008 World Cup Classification 1000m73  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m79  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m90  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m95  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m93  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m109  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m123