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Antoinette de Jong

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED20604199501
NOCNetherlands
Born06 Apr 1995 in  Heerenveen
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, Frisian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.16 13 Jan 2018 Inzell  
    1000m 1:15.68 02 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 1:54.51 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 3:57.78 01 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 6:56.45 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    3000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround     1  
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
    3000m     2  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 2      
European Allround Championships
Event  
European Allround Championships
    Allround     2  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Antoinette-de-Jong-357360694367203  
twitter.com/antoinette0604  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam LottoNL-Jumbo: Netherlands  
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
Other sportsAs a child she competed in pony riding competitions, and won two national titles in the sport. (frieschdagblad.nl, 21 Oct 2010)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater and coach Rutger Tijssen. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesRiding horses. (dehoefslag.nl, 23 Dec 2016)  
Other informationEQUESTRIAN SPORT
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)
 
Famous relativesHer sister Michelle won the 500m and 1000m at the 2017 National Junior B Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 04 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 3000m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships 3000m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m3  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2014 Olympic Games 3000m7  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 3000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 3000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 3000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 3000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin Qualification Combination Allround3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall7  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall8  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2012/2013 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m18  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall19  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m33