Role Speed Skater
Height 1.84 m
|Sport Speed skating|
Weight 80 kg
Name Jan Blokhuijsen
Turned pro 2007
|Born 1 April 1989 (age 26) (1989-04-01) Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands|
Olympic medals Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's team pursuit
Similar People Sven Kramer, Koen Verweij, Jorrit Bergsma, Ireen Wust, Mark Tuitert
Jan blokhuijsen on triblade 125mm wheels powerslide racing
Jan Blokhuijsen (born 1 April 1989) is Dutch long track speed skater who until 2013 skated for the commercial TVM ploeg. He currently holds the world record in the team pursuit discipline along with teammates Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi he won a silver medal in the 5000 m competition.
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- Tournament summary
In 2007, he got his VWO degree at school. After a successful period in skating and inline skating (in which he won several Dutch and European titles at the junior categories and a second place at the world championships in Korea) he decided to focus only on the speedskating. In February 2008, he won the Dutch Allround Speed Skating Championships junior title at the ice rink of Groningen. Later in the same month he became world champion at the junior world championships speedskating, where he finished in front of his teammates Koen Verweij and Berden de Vries. Together with them he also won the world title at the team pursuit.
He is currently at the 8th position in the adelskalender.
Jan blokhuijsen speedskating technique slowmo x6
His best individual performances in the World Cup are three 5000 metres 2nd places, while he has finished 14 times on the first spot in the team pursuit.