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Marrit Leenstra

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNED21005198901
NOCNetherlands
Born10 May 1989 in  Wijckel
GenderWomen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyHusband Matteo Anesi
ResidenceBaselga di Piné, ITA
LanguagesDutch, English, Frisian, Italian
Higher educationScience - University of Amsterdam: Netherlands
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.95 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.72 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:52.06 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:02.74 12 Feb 2011 Calgary  
    5000m 7:06.74 13 Feb 2011 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1500m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1 1    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1      
    Allround 1      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 3 2    
European Allround Championships
Event  
European Allround Championships
    Allround     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    1000m     1  
    1500m     1  
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/marrit.leenstra  
marrit-leenstra.nl/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I grew up with speed skating, and I kept skating for the feeling of speed a good corner gives you."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age three at the natural ice track in Wijckel, Netherlands. She joined a speed skating club at age 10 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer husband Matteo Anesi has competed in speed skating for Italy. He won gold in team pursuit at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. He has since worked as an assistant coach with the Italian national team. (nos.nl, 13 May 2016; termesport.it, 01 Apr 2015; Facebook profile, 03 Nov 2014, 19 Aug 2013)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Jan van Veen. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in team pursuit at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
In August 2018 she announced her retirement from competitive speed skating. She intended to start a course in geographical information science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. (schaatsen.nl, 30 Aug 2018)
 
InjuriesShe suffered a broken ankle in 2011/12. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2017)  
HobbiesDrinking coffee, studying environmental and sustainability issues, cycling, hiking. (marrit-leenstra.nl, 13 Oct 2017; schaatsen.nl, 15 Sep 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround3  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m4  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2007/2008 European Championships Allround6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m6  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m7  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna 1500m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall2  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 1000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana 1500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Erfurt 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 1500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Erfurt 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 1500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall5  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall5  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m5  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall7  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m9  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m9  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m11  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m17  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m19  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m20  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m23  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m26  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m28  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m33  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m40  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m41  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m50