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Itzhak de Laat


SportShort Track
Born13 Jun 1994 in Leeuwarden 
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.394 03 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:23.912 06 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    1500m 2:11.781 10 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    3000m 4:41.752 08 Jan 2017 Amsterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay 1      
European Championships
European Championships
    1500m   1    
    5000m Relay 2 2 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMark Scheepstra [club]; Jeroen Otter [national], NED  
Club / TeamTrias Short Track: Leeuwarden, NED  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired by other skaters who were showing their skills and doing tricks on ice. "It looked fun to me."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age eight at Trias Short Track Club in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationHELMET DESIGNER
He designs the images on his helmets, finding inspiration in heavy metal music. "Three years ago [2015] it became known that we could wear our own helmets during competitions, so I started designing and spraying my helmet. Since the [2018 Olympic Winter] Games I also do it for others." (, 09 Aug 2018, 02 Feb 2017)

After finishing sixth in the 1500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, in which his compatriot Sjinkie Knegt won silver, he looked forward to establishing his own name in the future. "Everyone's telling me, 'You're going to be the next Sjinkie'. But no, I'm going to be the first Itzhak. I have some time to go. I'm slowly getting better every year. This year [2018] is my first step close to Sjinkie." (, 11 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 5000m relay at the 2017 World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS golfer Tiger Woods. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesDrawing, painting, music. (, 02 Feb 2017; Instagram profile, 16 Oct 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m2  
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 European Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall4  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m4  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m6  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m7  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m7  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m8  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m8  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m10  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall10  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall12  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall14  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m14  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall16  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m18  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m21  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall22  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m26  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall27  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m29  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m30  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall31  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m33  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m38  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nagoya 2000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m7  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m9  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m9  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m10  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m11  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m12  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m13  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m14  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m15  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m15  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m15  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m16  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m17  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m17  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m18  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m19  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m20  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m21  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m22  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m22  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m24  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m25  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m27  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m27  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m31  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m32  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m34  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m46  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m49  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m50  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m53  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m54  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m55  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m56  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m58  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m59  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m64  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m87  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m88