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Jorrit Bergsma

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED10102198601
NOCNetherlands
Born01 Feb 1986 in  Aldeboarn
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyWife Heather Bergsma, son Brent [2018]
ResidenceAldeboarn, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.25 27 Dec 2014 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:14.30 20 Dec 2014 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:47.08 02 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    5000m 6:06.93 10 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    10000m 12:41.98 15 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    5000m     1  
    10000m 1 1    
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m   4    
    10000m 2 2    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/JorritBergsma  
www.facebook.com/jorrit.bergsma  
www.jorritbergsma.nl  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried the sport on natural ice in Aldeboarn, Netherlands. He began skating indoors in 1993 in Thialf, Netherlands.  
Club / TeamDe Pinguins: Grouw, NED  
Name of coachJillert Anema, NED, from 2009  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father got him involved in the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesSailing. (schaatsen.nl, 17 Dec 2013)  
Famous relativesHis wife Heather Bergsma represented the United States of America in speed skating at the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (nrc.nl, 20 Feb 2014; Pyeongchang Entries, 15 Feb 2018)  
Other informationFROM THE NETHERLANDS TO KAZAKHSTAN AND BACK
In 2009 he and four other Dutch skaters announced they would begin competing for Kazakhstan in an attempt to qualify for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The quintet abandoned the plan after learning they would have to give up their Dutch citizenship if they were to switch nationalities. (fok.nl, 2010)
 
InjuriesHe was forced to retire from a 100km inline skating race in August 2017 after suffering knee and elbow injuries in a fall. (telegraaf.nl, 19 Aug 2017)

In January 2013 he required four stitches in his eyebrow after colliding with another skater during training and hitting his head on the ice. (volkskrant.nl, 31 Jan 2013)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard, believe in yourself and enjoy." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
Other sportsHe has competed in marathon skating and was Dutch national champion in 2010 and 2012. (spitsnieuws.nl, 08 Feb 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 10,000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 10000m1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 10000m1  
    2018 Olympic Games 10000m2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m2  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 10000m2  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna Mass Start 20 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin Mass Start 20 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 5000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 5000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana 10000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 5000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin 5000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 5000m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall2  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 10000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 5000m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 5000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 5000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar 10000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 10000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Inzell 5000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna 5000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps5  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall5  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall5  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall5  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m14  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps21  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall42