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Suzanne Schulting

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED22509199701
NOCNetherlands
Born25 Sep 1997 in Groningen 
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationEuropean Studies - NTI Leiden: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.227 13 Jan 2018 Dresden  
    1000m 1:27.792 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:21.285 03 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    3000m 5:13.793 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1000m 1      
    3000m Relay     1  
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1000m     1  
    3000m Relay   1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
    Overall   1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    1000m   1    
    3000m Relay 1 1 1  
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
suzanneschulting.nl  
www.facebook.com/suzanneschultingNL/  
twitter.com/suzanschulting  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachErwin ten Hove [club], NED; Jeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age eight in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
Club / TeamTeam IKO:  
Reason for choosing this sport"I was going to do long track and my coach said, 'You could also do some short track to learn how to skate corners well'. So I started short track and was really excited about it, and I'm still here."  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a gold medal in 1500m at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (schaatsen.nl, 23 Feb 2017)  
Other informationSPEED SKATING AND SHORT TRACK
In October 2018 she announced that she would be joining speed skating team Team IKO for part of the 2018/19 season. She planned to compete in both speed skating and short track in 2018/19 season, drawing inspiration from compatrior Jorien Ter Mors, but said that short track remains her priority. "Jorien is a pioneer in this field. I do not know exactly how I can develop on the long track, but as a girl I always dreamed of being able to compete as a speed skater for the medals, and we're going to see how it goes, but short track stays at number one." (schaatsen.nl, 02 Oct 2018; heerenveensecourant.nl, 02 Oct 2018; nos.nl, 02 Oct 2018)

NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Dutch athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in short track by claiming victory in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Oct 2018; OIS, 22 Feb 2018)

UNEXPECTED MEDAL
She was a member of the Dutch women's 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 world record time - were awarded the bronze medal. (bbc.com, 20 Feb 2018; deadspin.com, 21 Feb 2018)
 
Awards and honoursShe was named the Best Female Short Track Skater in the Netherlands at the 2018 Ard Schenk Awards Gala. (schaatsen.nl, 20 Mar 2018)

In March 2018 she was made a Knight of the Orde van Oranje-Nassau [Order of Orange Nassau] in recognition of her gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (shaatsen.nl, 26 Mar 2018; lintjes.nl, 2018)
 
NicknamesSuus (schaatsen.nl, 20 Mar 2018)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents, and coach Jeroen Otter. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Hero / IdolDutch short track skater Sjinkie Knegt. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Kick some ass." (Athlete, 13 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m3  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m5  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m5  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m6  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall7  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m8  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall11  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m12  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m13  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall18  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m20  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m21  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall21  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall24  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall24  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m30  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m38  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m19  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m19  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m19  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m56  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m65  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m86