Short Track Speed Skating - Biographies - Jorien ter Mors

photo Jorien ter Mors Sport Short Track
FederationIDSTNED22112198901
NOC Netherlands
Gender Women
Born 21 Dec 1989 in Enschede , NED
Personal Bests
Event Record DateLocation
500m 42.965 15 Mar 2014 Montreal, CAN
1000m 1:29.119 21 Feb 2014 Sochi, RUS
1500m 2:18.628 20 Oct 2012 Calgary, CAN
3000m 4:52.965 16 Mar 2014 Montreal, CAN
Further Personal Information
Residence Heerenveen, NED
Occupation Athlete
Languages Dutch, English, German
Higher education Sport Studies - Heerenveen Sport City: Netherlands
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began skating at around age 11 in the Netherlands.
Why this sport? Her father introduced her to skating, and she decided to take up speed skating in order to improve her physique for short track.
Club / Team Shorttrack Club Thialf : Heerenveen, NED
Name of coach Joreon Otter [short track]
Coach from which country? Netherlands
Coach from what year? 2010
International Debut
Year 2006/07
Competing for Netherlands
Location Sheffield
General Interest
Nicknames Joris (schaasten.nl, 20 Nov 2012)
Hobbies Spending time on the beach, mountain climbing. (schaasten.nl, 20 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career Coach Joreon Otter. (ONS, 16 Feb 2014)
Hero / Idol Dutch field hockey player Wietske de Ruiter. (sporttop.nl, 08 Sep 2009)
Awards and honours She was the Netherlands' flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ONS, 07 Feb 2014)

In 2008 she was given the Short Track Talent Award by the Royal Dutch Skating Association [KNSB]. (jorientermors.nl, 01 Dec 2011)
Other sports Having competed in short track since 2005, she began speed skating in 2012. (spitsnieuws.nl, 30 Dec 2012; jorientermors.nl, 02 Sep 2013)
Ambitions To compete in short track and speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (jorientermors.nl, 02 Sep 2013)
Other information MAKING HISTORY
At the 2014 Games in Sochi, she became the first female to compete in both short track and speed skating at an Olympic Winter Games. (ONS, 16 Feb 2014)

COMBINING SHORT TRACK AND SPEED SKATING
She has been competing in short track since 2005, and took up speed skating in 2012. Despite winning a gold medal in speed skating in the 1500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, she maintains that her real passion is for short track. "I started [speed skating] just for some training sessions to get a little bit stronger for short track. Then it appeared I was pretty good at it, so I started to do some racing. Then came the idea to try to qualify for Sochi for both. If I have to choose between long track or short track, my heart really goes to short track. I will always be a short tracker." (ONS, 16 Feb 2014, 05 Feb 2014; spitsnieuws.nl, 30 Dec 2012)

MILESTONES
She was part of the 3000m relay team that won gold at the 2011 European Short Track Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. This was the first European relay gold won by a Dutch team since its introduction to the event in 1997. Also in 2011, the team won a silver medal at the World Championships in Sheffield, England, the first medal for Netherlands at a world championship in 20 years. (sannevankerkhof.nl, 12 Dec 2011; nos.nl, 16 Jan 2011)

Year Competition EventRank
2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay 1
2013/2014 European Championships Overall 1
2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay 1
2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay 1
2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay 1
2012/2013 World Championships 1000m 2
2011/2012 European Championships Overall 2
2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay 2
2012/2013 European Championships Overall 3
2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay 3
2006/2007 European Championships 3000m Relay 3
2013/2014 World Championships 500m 4
2013/2014 Olympic Games 1500m 4
2009/2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay 4
2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay 5
2013/2014 Olympic Games 1000m 5
2012/2013 World Championships Overall 5
2013/2014 Olympic Games 500m 6
2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay 6
2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay 6
2009/2010 World Championships 1500m 6
2013/2014 World Championships Overall 7
2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay 7
2007/2008 European Championships 3000m Relay 8
2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall 8
2013/2014 World Championships 1500m 9
2010/2011 European Championships Overall 9
2009/2010 European Championships Overall 9
2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay 9
2012/2013 World Championships 1500m 10
2011/2012 World Championships 1500m 10
2009/2010 World Championships Overall 10
2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay 10
2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay 10
2010/2011 World Championships 500m 11
2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay 12
2013/2014 World Championships 1000m 13
2011/2012 World Championships 1000m 13
2007/2008 European Championships Overall 13
2010/2011 World Championships Overall 15
2011/2012 World Championships Overall 16
2011/2012 World Championships 500m 17
2010/2011 World Championships 1000m 17
2010/2011 World Championships 1500m 17
2009/2010 World Championships 1000m 17
2006/2007 European Championships Overall 18
2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall 19
2012/2013 World Championships 500m 20
2009/2010 Olympic Games 500m 23
2007/2008 World Championships 500m 24
2008/2009 European Championships Overall 29
2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall 30
2009/2010 Olympic Games 1000m 29
2007/2008 World Championships Overall 31
2007/2008 World Championships 1500m 32
2008/2009 World Championships 1500m 33
2007/2008 World Championships 1000m 33
2008/2009 World Championships 1000m 36
2008/2009 World Championships Overall 37
2008/2009 World Championships 500m 42
2009/2010 World Championships 500m 44
2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall 46
Year Competition EventRank
2012/2013 World Cup Dresden 3000m Relay 1
2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m 2
2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1500m 3
2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 3000m Relay 3
2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 3000m Relay 3
2013/2014 World Cup 1500m 7
2013/2014 World Cup 1000m 8
2011/2012 World Cup 500m 9
2012/2013 World Cup 1500m 10
2012/2013 World Cup 1000m 11
2011/2012 World Cup 1000m 12
2010/2011 World Cup 1500m 12
2013/2014 World Cup 500m 13
2012/2013 World Cup 500m 16
2010/2011 World Cup 1000m 17
2011/2012 World Cup 1500m 20
2010/2011 World Cup 500m 20
2007/2008 World Cup 1500m 25
2009/2010 World Cup 1000m 34
2006/2007 World Cup 1500m 38
2009/2010 World Cup 500m 39
2007/2008 World Cup 500m 43
2007/2008 World Cup 1000m 52
2009/2010 World Cup 1500m 53
2006/2007 World Cup 500m 59
2008/2009 World Cup 1000m 62
2008/2009 World Cup 1500m 63
2006/2007 World Cup 1000m 62