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Jorien ter Mors

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED22112198901
NOCNetherlands
Born21 Dec 1989 in Enschede
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Higher educationSport Studies - Heerenveen Sport City: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.965 15 Mar 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:29.119 21 Feb 2014 Sochi  
    1500m 2:18.628 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 4:52.965 16 Mar 2014 Montreal  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1000m   1    
    3000m Relay   1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    3000m Relay 5   3  
    Overall 1 1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.jorientermors.nl/  
www.facebook.com/jorien.termors  
twitter.com/jorientermors  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at about age 11 in the Netherlands.  
Coach from which country?Netherlands  
Reason for choosing this sportHer father introduced her to skating, and she decided to take up speed skating in order to improve her physique for short track.  
Club / TeamTeam Clafis: Heerenveen, NED  
Coach from what year?2013  
Name of coachJillert Anema  
International Debut
International Debut
Year2006/07  
Competing forNetherlands  
LocationSheffield  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolDutch field hockey player Wietske de Ruiter. (sporttop.nl, 08 Sep 2009)  
Awards and honoursShe 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)
 
NicknamesJoris (schaasten.nl, 20 Nov 2012)  
Other informationMAKING 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)
 
HobbiesSpending time on the beach, mountain climbing. (schaasten.nl, 20 Nov 2012)  
Other sportsShe competed in speed skating for the Netherlands at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (nos.nl, 2014; jorientermors.nl, 02 Sep 2013; spitsnieuws.nl, 30 Dec 2012)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Combining different disciplines makes you stronger. That is what I believe in." (espn.go.com, 14 Jan 2014)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Jeroen Otter. (ONS, 16 Feb 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall2  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m2  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall3  
    2009/2010 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m5  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall5  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m6  
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall7  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2007/2008 European Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m9  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall9  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall9  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay9  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall10  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m10  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m10  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m11  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay12  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall13  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m13  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m13  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall15  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall16  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m17  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m17  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m17  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m17  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall18  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m20  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m23  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m24  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall29  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall30  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall31  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m29  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m32  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m33  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m33  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m36  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall37  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m42  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m44  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 3000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m7  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m8  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m10  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m11  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m12  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m13  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m16  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m17  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m20  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m25  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m34  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m38  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m39  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m43  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m52  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m53  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m59  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m62  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m63  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m62