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Carien Kleibeuker


SportSpeed Skating
Born12 Mar 1978 in  Rotterdam
FamilyHusband Robert Schoonhoven, daughter Annemijn
ResidenceGroningen, NED
OccupationAdministrator, Athlete
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Higher educationHealth Science, Management, Physiotherapy - Erasmus University: Rotterdam, NED
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.29 12 Oct 2019 Inzell  
    1000m 1:24.41 06 Feb 1999 Baselga di Piné  
    1500m 2:02.07 15 Oct 2017 Inzell  
    3000m 4:03.79 05 Dec 2014 Berlin  
    5000m 6:45.04 20 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    5000m     1  
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam easyJet [NED] / Team A-Ware [NED]:  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 1986 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  
Name of coachJillert Anema, NED  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a bronze medal in the 5000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerDutch marathon skater Arjan Stroetinga. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
Famous relativesHer husband Robert Schoonhoven has served as a golf professional at Noord-Nederlandse Golf & Country Club near Groningen, Netherlands. (, 16 Jul 2016)  
Hero / IdolItalian speed skater Enrico Fabris. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2013 she was named Best Female Marathon Skater in the Netherlands. (, 26 Mar 2013)  
Other informationCOMEBACK
She retired from speed skating soon after the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, and made her comeback in about 2012 after getting married and giving birth to daughter Annemijn. (, 19 Feb 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't give up." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m3  
    1999/2000 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2006 Olympic Games 5000m10  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    1999/2000 World Cup 3000/5000m13  
    2014/2015 World Cup 3000/5000m15  
    2005/2006 World Cup 3000/5000m18  
    2000/2001 World Cup 3000/5000m25  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m27  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall28  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m28  
    2013/2014 World Cup 3000/5000m32  
    2006/2007 World Cup 3000/5000m34  
    2018/2019 World Cup 3000/5000m36