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Irene Schouten

Netherlands

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNetherlands
Born21 Jun 1992 in  Zwaagdijk-Oost
GenderWomen
ResidenceAndijk, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.73 22 Mar 2014 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:18.41 27 Oct 2013 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:58.32 29 Dec 2013 Heerenveen  
    3000m 3:58.39 13 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    5000m 6:55.93 12 Feb 2016 Kolomna  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Mass Start 16 Laps     1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    5000m     1  
    Mass Start 16 Laps 1      
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/irene.schouten.1  
twitter.com/schoutenirene  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was previously involved in inline skating and figure skating. Her brother was also a speed skater.  
Club / TeamSTG Koggeland: Medemblik, NED  
Name of coachJillert Anema, NED  
Training RegimeShe trains for about four hours a day. Her sessions include cycling, skating, running and strength training.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesGoing out for dinner. (newbalance.nl, 09 Oct 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the mass start at the 2015 World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Other sportsShe competes in marathon skating, and has won three consecutive Dutch national titles between 2016 and 2018. She also has represented the Netherlands in roller speed skating, winning a gold medal in the road 5000m relay at the 2012 World Championships in Rome, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jan 2018; nos.nl, 15 Sep 2012)  
Famous relativesHer brother Simon Schouten has represented the Netherlands in speed skating at Junior World Cup events and at the senior Dutch championships. In 2018 he won the Dutch national marathon skating title. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Jan 2018; nu.nl, 18 Jan 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (binding.nl, 25 Jul 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 07 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2008 her thyroid gland became infected and she was unable to compete for six months. (sporttop.nl, 2009)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"When everything's under control, you're going too slow." (ireneschouten.nl, 19 Mar 2011)  
Other informationCOMPETITION FIRST
In January 2013 she won the inaugural women's mass start event at the Dutch championships. (nusport.nl, 02 Jan 2014)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Hamar Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 15 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup 3000/5000m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Obihiro Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 15 Laps3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 3000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps4  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 15 Laps4  
    2017/2018 World Cup 3000/5000m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall11  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps16  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 3000/5000m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall21  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall24  
    2010/2011 World Cup 3000/5000m49