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Tineke den Dulk


SportShort Track
Born05 Jun 1997 in Leeuwarden 
ResidenceHasselt, BEL
Higher educationEnglish Literature - University of Groningen: Netherlands
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.102 03 Feb 2023 Dresden  
    1000m 1:29.478 11 Feb 2023 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:26.005 21 Oct 2021 Beijing  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay     1  
European Championships
European Championships
    2000m Relay   1 1  
    3000m Relay 1      
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamIce Diamonds Antwerp [IDA]: Belgium  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe missed the 2022 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada, after contracting COVID-19. (Instagram profile, 07 Apr 2022)

A sprained ankle prevented her from competing at the 2017 European Championships in Turin, Italy. (, 16 Feb 2021)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe attended a trial session at the ice rink. "I had signed up through school, but I remember asking my mother, 'Short track speed skating, what is that actually?' I was immediately sold. My mother and I used to rollerblade and short track is a bit like rollerblading."  
Name of coachIngmar van Riel [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age 10 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
She represented the Netherlands in short track when she was younger, and was part of the Dutch women's 3000m relay team that won gold at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. Later that year she moved to Hasselt, Belgium, to train with the Belgian national short track team and she began competing for the nation in 2021. "I wanted to skate for another country and [Belgian short track skater] Hanne Desmet, who trains in Heerenveen [Netherlands], asked me if I would come and skate for Belgium. After a few conversations with [former Belgian] national coach Pieter Gysel and then also with the chairman of the Belgian federation, I started to look more seriously to see if it was all possible. After that I sat down with my parents and we decided that it was a feasible idea, with a nice team that offers great opportunities. I like it very much here. I'm really enjoying myself and I feel at home in the team." (, 14 Jan 2023; 14 Oct 2022, 12 Dec 2020;, 10 Feb 2021)

In 2023 she graduated with a master's degree in film studies and visual culture from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2023; Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesWatching films, reading, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold as part of the Dutch women's 3000m relay team at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
NicknamesTinus [a club coach began calling her this]. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2021)  
Other sportsShe competed in speed skating at the 2022 Belgian Championships. (Instagram profile, 22 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe has two training sessions a day.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe was named Sports Personality of the Year for 2022 by the University of Antwerp in Belgium. (, 28 Feb 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 European Championships 2000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 European Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 World Championships 2000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m9  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m15  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m16  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m21  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m21  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m21  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m22  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m22  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m23  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall26  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m28  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m30  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m32  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m32  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m11  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m13  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m14  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m16  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m18  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m22  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m25  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m27  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m28  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m29  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m30  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m31  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m32  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m37  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m43  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m43  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall43  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m44  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m46  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m49  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall60  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m63  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m66  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m73  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m75