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Lara van Ruijven


SportShort Track
Born28 Dec 1992 in The Hague 
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationLaw - Open University VWO at the Talent Academy North: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.225 14 Feb 2016 Dordrecht  
    1000m 1:29.894 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:24.749 02 Jan 2016 Amsterdam  
    3000m 5:14.025 04 Jan 2015 Amsterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    3000m Relay 3 1 1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
Reason for choosing this sportShe had already tried speed skating and was encouraged to try short track by her friend Adwin Snellink.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried short track at age six in The Hague, Netherlands.  
Club / TeamHardrijVereniging Den Haag-Westland [HVHW]: Netherlands  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolBulgarian short track skater Evgenia Radanova. (, 05 Mar 2012)  
InjuriesIn September 2017 she suffered a dislocated shoulder. (, 11 Sep 2017)

She had knee problems during 2014 that forced her to alter her training schedule. (, 12 Nov 2014)
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing third in the 500m at the 2015/16 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (, 09 Dec 2016)  
Most influential person in careerHer family. (, 09 Dec 2016)  
AmbitionsTo win two gold medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 09 Dec 2016)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I enjoy it when I'm totally relaxed skating. There is nothing finer than good and easy turning through the corners." (, 09 Dec 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 European Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 European Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 European Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall4  
    2013/2014 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall8  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m12  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m17  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m17  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall20  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall20  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall31  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m31  
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  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m3  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m5  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m7  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay8  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m8  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m10  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m11  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m11  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m12  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m13  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m17  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m17  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m17  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m23  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m23  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m24  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m27  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m27  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m30  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m39  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m40  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m42  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m48  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m50  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m52  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m68  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m71  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m73  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m74