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Merijn Scheperkamp

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born06 Mar 2000 in  Hilversum
GenderMen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationBiomedical Science - Van Hall Larenstein [VHL] University of Applied Sciences: Leeuwarden, NED
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Mass Start 10 Laps   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps     1  
    Team Sprint 1      
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    500m   1    
    Team Sprint 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/merijn.scheperkamp  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJac Orie [Jumbo-Visma], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up ice skating and inline skating at Schaats en Inlineskate Vereniging Zeist club in the Netherlands.  
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents were good skaters. My sister is four years older and she started skating. I wanted that too."  
Club / TeamTeam Jumbo-Visma [NED] / Schaats en Inlineskate Vereniging Zeist [NED]:  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games. (gooieneembode.nl, 10 May 2020)  
Other sportsHe has represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating, and won a silver medal at the 2019 European Championships in Pamplona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2021; schaatsen.nl, 02 Feb 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint1  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Team Sprint3  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m12  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m9  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m13  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m34