Role Speed Skater
Turned pro 2004
Name Jorrit Bergsma
Spouse Heather Richardson
|Sport Speed skating|
Weight 73 kg
Height 1.9 m
|Born 1 February 1986 (age 37) (1986-02-01) Oldeboorn, Netherlands|
Olympic medals Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
Similar People Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Bob de Jong, Heather Richardson, Jillert Anema
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Jorrit Bergsma (born 1 February 1986) is a Dutch speed skater and marathonskater. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 10,000 m.
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Bergsma has been skating for the BAM team since the 2010–11 season. On 10 October 2009 he won his first skating match (the Marathon), the DSB Bank Cup. During the 2009–10 season he tried to qualify for the Olympic Games for Kazakhstan. During the national championships in the Russian Chelyabinsk Bergsma won the 5000 m in 6:28.21 and qualified for the World Cup. The ISU refused to let the Dutch Kazakh start and Bergsma decided to end his Kazakh adventure. Later in the season he won the Alternative Elfstedentocht in Austria.
Bergsma won the Dutch Marathon Championships on 10 February 2010 by beating Douwe de Vries. On 29 December 2010 he won the Ronde van Duurswold, the first edition of this classic on natural ice. In 2012 he won the Dutch Marathon Championships on natural ice for the second time.
He became the Dutch 5000 m champion at the Dutch Single Distance Championships in November 2011. At the first World Cup in Chelyabinsk he won the 5000 m in a new rink record (6:18.74)
At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Bergsma won gold in the 10,000 m with an Olympic record of 12:44.45. Bergsma also won bronze in the 5000 m.
Bergsma is married to American speed skater Heather Richardson-Bergsma.