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Antoinette Rijpma-de Jong

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED20604199501
NOCNetherlands
Born06 Apr 1995 in  Heerenveen
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
LanguagesDutch, English
OccupationAthlete
FamilyHusband Coen Rijpma
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.38 28 Jan 2023 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:13.61 18 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    1500m 1:51.72 05 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 3:55.19 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:56.26 03 Mar 2019 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1500m     1  
    3000m     1  
    Team Pursuit   1 1  
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround     4  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2 x 500m   1    
    1000m 1   1  
    1500m   1 1  
    3000m 2      
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1   1  
    Allround 1 1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1000m   1    
    1500m 1      
    3000m 1 1 2  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 3 2    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround 3   2  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    1500m 1      
    3000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 2      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Jumbo-Visma: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsAs a child she took part in pony riding competitions, and won two national titles in the sport. She has also competed in road cycling. (teamjumbovisma.nl, 01 Oct 2022; Instagram profile, 07 Sep 2022; frieschdagblad.nl, 21 Oct 2010)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"When I was little we had natural ice in Friesland [Netherlands] and there was a canal at the back of our house where I used to go skating. When I first got onto the ice, my parents wanted me to skate behind a chair, but I did not want that chair because I knew how to skate instantly. People asked me to join a race at Thialf. That's how I started speed skating."  
Name of coachJac Orie [club], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age six.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater and coach Rutger Tijssen. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/antoinette0604  
www.facebook.com/Antoinette-de-Jong-357360694367203  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationEQUESTRIAN
She was a talented horse rider in her youth, and considered pursuing a career in equestrian sport before she started focusing on speed skating. "I got my first pony when I was four. I loved speed skating, but I used to consider equestrian my number one sport. When I was young I was able to do both sports, but at age 15 I had to make a choice. It was just too much of a good thing. Sometimes I had two competitions in one day and I almost fainted on the ice with fatigue because I had to get up so early. I chose speed skating at the time, because I couldn't delay a speed skating career. If I wanted it, I had to do it straight away. But in the back of my mind I always kept the option open to return to equestrian, which I will definitely do after my speed skating career is over." (isu.org, 17 Jan 2018)

FAMILY SPORT
Her younger sister Michelle has also represented the Netherlands in speed skating. "We got such competitiveness from our parents. My parents were pretty high in equestrian sport. They were very passionate about it. We couldn't stand our losses, that's why we didn't play games anymore. I didn't like it [when she or her sister was identified as 'the sister of' by commentators]. It is not necessary to say that every time. Everyone is different, everyone is special." (schaatsen.nl, 11 Oct 2019)
 
Famous relativesHer younger sister Michelle has represented the Netherlands in speed skating, including at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Her husband Coen Rijpma has competed in road cycling at elite level. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Nov 2022; Instagram profile, 06 Nov 2022; tellerreport.com, 22 Nov 2019; procyclingstats.com, 04 May 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media
antoinettedejong.nl  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe was dealing with back pain at the 2023 World Cup event in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (schaatsen.nl, 05 Mar 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround1  
    2022/2023 European Allround Championships Allround1  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 3000m1  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround1  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m1  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1500m1  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 3000m2  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships 3000m2  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 3000m2  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit3  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround3  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround5  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 3000m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m7  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m8  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m1  
    2018/2019 Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2017/2018 Minsk 3000m1  
    2023/2024 Beijing Team Sprint1  
    2016/2017 Harbin Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2013/2014 Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2022/2023 Heerenveen 1500m1  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 3000m2  
    2017/2018 Minsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2019/2020 Calgary, AB 3000m2  
    2022/2023 Stavanger Team Pursuit2  
    2023/2024 Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2019/2020 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2021/2022 Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2016/2017 Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Inzell Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2021/2022 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m2  
    2019/2020 Nur-Sultan Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 Stavanger 3000m2  
    2017/2018 Erfurt 3000m2  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 Nagano 3000m2  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 3000m2  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m2  
    2017/2018 Calgary, AB 3000m2  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Stavanger 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 1500m2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m3  
    2016/2017 Berlin Qualification Combination Allround3  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2021/2022 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit3  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 3000m3  
    2023/2024 Obihiro 3000m3  
    2013/2014 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m3  
    2022/2023 Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Stavanger 1000m3  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2021/2022 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m7  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall8  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m8  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m13  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m14  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m15  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m18  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Overall19  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Overall25  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m32  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m33  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m50