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Yara van Kerkhof

Netherlands

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTNED23105199001
NOCNetherlands
Born31 May 1990 in Zoetermeer 
GenderWomen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Higher educationHuman Movement Studies - De Haagse Hogeschool: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.648 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:28.833 08 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:18.181 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 5:09.536 05 Jan 2014 Amsterdam  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    3000m Relay 6 1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.yaravankerkhof.nl/  
www.facebook.com/yaravkerkhof  
twitter.com/yaravkerkhof  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer parents encouraged van Kerkhof and her sister Sanne to try the sport.  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 2001 in Zoetermeer, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesEating with friends, going to the cinema, reading, playing sport. (schaatsen.nl, 05 Oct 2013)  
Famous relativesHer sister Sanne represented Netherlands in short track at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Feb 2015; schaatsen.nl, 05 Oct 2013)  
InjuriesShe broke her collarbone after falling off her bicycle in August 2015. She missed two weeks of training because of the injury. (schaatsen.nl, 20 Aug 2015)

A back injury affected her performances during the 2014/15 season. (schaatsen.nl, 03 Dec 2014)
 
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. (yvz.nl, 31 Jul 2016)  
Most influential person in careerHer sister Sanne, coach Jeroen Otter. (schaatsen.nl, 08 Feb 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win an Olympic medal. (schaatsen.nl, 08 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Hard work pays off, everything is possible." (schaatsen.nl, 08 Feb 2017)  
NicknamesPitbull (schaatsen.nl, 08 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2011/2012 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m7  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall8  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m10  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall10  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay10  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m11  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall11  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall12  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m12  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall12  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m14  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m15  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall17  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall19  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m20  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall21  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m25  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m27  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m29  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall30  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall34  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall35  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 3000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m7  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m9  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m10  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m10  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m11  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m11  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m14  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m14  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m16  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m18  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m18  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m19  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m19  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m19  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m20  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m21  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m26  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m26  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m28  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m37  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m38  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m40  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m49  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m49  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m58  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m61  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m67  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m69