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Ronald Mulder


SportSpeed Skating
Born27 Feb 1986 in  Zwolle
ResidenceZwolle, NED
Higher educationTeaching - CALO: Zwolle, NED
LanguagesDutch, English, German
FamilyWife Inge Hegeman, sons Mees, Lenn and Cato [2021]
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.08 26 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:07.99 21 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:49.58 22 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 8:08.12 12 Feb 2004 Utrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    2 x 500m     1  
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint 1      
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    500m 1      
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsHe has represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating, winning multiple European championship titles in the sport. (Twitter profile, 15 Aug 2017;, 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2015)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe had six brothers who all skated, so they encouraged him to try the sport. He was also inspired after watching the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Gerard van Velde. (Athlete, 24 Feb 2016)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 24 Feb 2016)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He was involved in figure skating and skeelering [a form of inline skating] as a child. He began speed skating at age 23.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis twin brother Michel has competed in speed skating. He won gold in the 500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and bronze in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jan 2021;, 10 Feb 2014)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe sustained a groin injury during the 500m at the 2021 Dutch National Single Distances Championships and was ruled out of the rest of the tournament. (, 04 Nov 2021)

He had surgery on his tonsils in November 2020. (Instagram profile, 22 Nov 2020)

He missed the start of the 2018/19 season with a back injury and pneumonia. (, 08 Feb 2019)

He injured his groin while competing at the 2015 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. The injury, which he sustained during the 500m, ruled him out of the team sprint. (, 22 Nov 2015)

In July 2015 he sustained a fracture to his right hand, two fractures to his left hand, and broke his left arm after colliding with an announcer at the 2015 European Inline Speed Skating Championships in Worgl, Austria. The fracture to his right hand was the most complicated to heal, and he was unable to compete for 12 weeks. (, 08 Aug 2015;, 27 Jul 2015)

He injured his groin in 2011. (Athlete, 24 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Use all the talent you have." (Athlete, 24 Feb 2016)  
HobbiesHome improvement, playing the guitar. (, 13 May 2017;, 26 Feb 2017)  
He and his brother Michel served as the tournament directors of the 2018 World Inline Skating Championships in Heerde and Arnhem, Netherlands. (, 24 May 2018)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m5  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m6  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m6  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m7  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m10  
    2010 Olympic Games 2 x 500m11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2016/2017 Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Nur-Sultan Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2017/2018 Stavanger 500m1  
    2013/2014 Inzell 500m1  
    2013/2014 Heerenveen 500m1  
    2013/2014 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 500m2  
    2016/2017 Stavanger 500m2  
    2016/2017 Stavanger 500m2  
    2013/2014 Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2009/2010 Heerenveen 500m2  
    2016/2017 Berlin 500m2  
    2012/2013 Harbin 500m2  
    2013/2014 Heerenveen 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2017/2018 Calgary, AB Team Sprint3  
    2009/2010 Heerenveen 500m3  
    2017/2018 Minsk 500m3  
    2009/2010 Heerenveen 500m3  
    2012/2013 Erfurt 500m3  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen 500m3  
    2012/2013 Heerenveen 500m3  
    2009/2010 Erfurt 500m3  
    2012/2013 Erfurt 500m3  
    2013/2014 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2013/2014 Astana 500m3  
    2017/2018 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Overall9  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m10  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Overall16  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall18  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Overall20  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall26  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification Overall42  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m42  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m42