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Stefan Westenbroek

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED10503200202
NOCNetherlands
Born05 Mar 2002 in  Ommen
GenderMen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Reggeborgh: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn late 2022 he suffered a broken big toe after he dropped a weight on his foot during training. He was forced to miss the World Cup events in Stavanger, Norway, and Heerenveen, Netherlands, in November that year. (schaatsen.nl, 11 Dec 2022; telegraaf.nl, 17 Nov 2022; skatenl.nl, 24 Nov 2022)

In July 2019 he sustained a broken fibula in his left leg during football training. He missed five months of skating training. (skatenl.nl, 24 Nov 2022; ewmagazine.nl, 23 Nov 2021)
 
Other sportsHe has competed in roller speed skating at national level in the Netherlands, and won the Dutch men's 100m title in 2022. He also played football at youth level for the FC Twente and PEC Zwolle clubs in the Netherlands. (skatenl.nl, 24 Nov 2022; schaatsen.nl, 26 Jun 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe played football alongside speed skating until age 17 before giving up football to focus on skating. "In the end the other players at [Dutch clubs] FC Twente and PEC Zwolle were all a bit more technical and I was just not good enough. If I could have chosen football and played at Twente, then I might have done that. I really like team sports, I am a real team player, and I miss that every now and then. Of course, as a skater I am also in a team, but in the end you have to do it yourself. Everyone cheering when you score a goal is fantastic. You all win and you all lose in football. In an individual sport, you lose on your own and win on your own."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolPortuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (ewmagazine.nl, 23 Nov 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (ewmagazine.nl, 23 Nov 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachGerard van Velde [club], NED; Rintje Ritsma [national], NED  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/stefan.westenbroek.9  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m60