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Mark Prinsen


SportShort Track
Born12 May 1994 in Meppel 
FamilyPartner Freya Reitsma
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, German
Higher educationMechanical Engineering - NHL Leeuwarden: Netherlands
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.171 21 Oct 2017 Bormio  
    1000m 1:26.098 12 Feb 2016 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:11.214 03 Feb 2017 Dresden  
    3000m 4:43.725 08 Jan 2017 Amsterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamShorttrack Club Thialf: Heerenveen, NED  
Reason for choosing this sport"I started skating outside on the lakes when I was young. First I joined a long track club and then I switched to short track." He initially switched to short track to improve his cornering in speed skating.  
Name of coachJeroen Otter [national], NED  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried skating at about age six, and began competing in long track at age nine. He began short track at age 15.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 10 Sep 2017;, 15 Feb 2017)  
HobbiesCycling, windsurfing. (, 10 Sep 2017)  
Famous relativesHis sister Anke has competed in short track at junior level. His partner Freya Reitsma has competed in speed skating at national level. (Facebook profile, 21 May 2017;, 2012)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis, Dutch short track skater Sjinkie Knegt. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a bronze medal in the 5000m relay at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (, 15 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (, 15 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Short track is a very technical sport. When everything is correct, it gives a wonderful, natural feeling." (, 15 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall24  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall35  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m9  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m12  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m21  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m21  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m26  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m35  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m41  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m47  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m49  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m52  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m89  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m92  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m99