Sneha Girap (Editor)

Ids Postma

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Nationality  Dutch
Role  Speed Skater
Country  Netherlands
Retired  2004
Sport  Speed skating
Turned pro  1993
Name  Ids Postma

Anni Friesinger-Postma is smiling and beside her is Ids Postma. Anni is holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing a red sleeveless dress with a visible cleavage and headband while Ids is wearing a white long sleeve under a black bow tie and a black coat with a flower on the right side

Born  28 December 1973 (age 49) (1973-12-28) Dearsum, Netherlands
Spouse  Anni Friesinger-Postma (m. 2009)
Olympic medals  Speed skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics – Men's 1000 metres
Similar People  Anni Friesinger‑Postma, Rintje Ritsma, Jan Bos, Adne Sondral, Hiroyasu Shimizu

Boppeslach goud foar ids postma yn nagano

Ids Hylke Postma (born 28 December 1973) is a Dutch former speed skater. He is an Olympic gold medalist and former world champion.


Ids Postma and Anni Friesinger-Postma are smiling while Ids with mustache and beard is wearing a white shirt under a gray long sleeve and Anni is wearing a black and violet hat and a green shirt under a white blouse with a black strap across her body

In 1993 Postma finished 2nd at the Speedskating World Championships for Juniors. In his first year as senior skater, he became Dutch Allround Champion, finished second behind Johann Olav Koss at the World Allround Championships, and came 4th in the European Championships, but nevertheless did not qualify for the Dutch Olympic team. In 1997 Postma won both the European Allround Championships and the World Allround Championships.

Anni Friesinger-Postma and her husband Ids Postma smiling while attending the red carpet prior to the announcement of the 'German Sports personality of the year' at the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany. Anni with a blonde half updo hairstyle is wearing a beige blouse while Ids with mustache and beard is wearing a black long sleeve under a black necktie and a black coat

His greatest success came in 1998 when he became World Allround Champion again, also setting a world record in the point-sum combination, and won two Olympic medals at the Olympic Games in Nagano. He won the 1,000 meters event and placed second at his specialty, the 1,500 meters, just behind Ådne Søndrål from Norway. Also in 1998, he was the first skater who skated an official world record on the 1,500 meters below 1:50.00: Postma did this in Berlin. Erben Wennemars had done the same the summer before, but that time was not ratified by the International Skating Union. Postma's record did not last long, because a few hours later Kevin Overland skated to a new record in Calgary.

Postma is also a three-time World Champion in the World Single Distance Championships. He won the 5,000 meters in 1996 and the 1,500 meters in 1999 and 2000.

In October 2004 Postma announced his retirement and nowadays he lives on his farm in Deersum. He married German speed skater Anni Friesinger on 11 August 2009 in Salzburg. The couple will not live together on the farm until renovations are complete. In August 2011, she gave birth to a daughter. He previously had a relationship with Renske Vellinga, until she died in a car crash in 1994.

Ids postma en anni friesinger trouwen voor de kerk in dearsum friesland op 14 augustus 2010

Personal records

Source: &

World records



Ids Postma Wikipedia