Height 1.82 m
Sport Speed skating
Weight 83 kg
|Name Koen Verweij|
Turned pro 2007
Role Speed Skater
Siblings Dorien Verweij
|Born 26 August 1990 (age 25) (1990-08-26) Alkmaar, Netherlands|
Olympic medals Speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's team pursuit
Similar People Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Ireen Wust, Zbigniew Brodka, Denny Morrison
European speed skating championships 2015 chelyabinsk koen verweij vs sven kramer 1500m
Koen Verweij (born 26 August 1990) is a Dutch speedskater and inline speed skater. At the end of the skating season 2008–09 he made a transfer from the Jong Oranje team of the national skating union (KNSB) to the commercial team of TVM.
- European speed skating championships 2015 chelyabinsk koen verweij vs sven kramer 1500m
- European speed skating championships 2015 chelyabinsk 500 mens koen verweij simen spieler nilsen
- Personal records
- Tournament summary
Verweij is the current holder of the Dutch record on the 1500 metres distance.
European speed skating championships 2015 chelyabinsk 500 mens koen verweij simen spieler nilsen
On 30 December 2007 he skated his first 10 km race at the Dutch all-round championships at the Kardinge ice track in Groningen. He finished the tournament in a fifth position which resulted in qualification as first reserve skater for the European all-round championship in Kolomna. This was a remarkable accomplishment, because he was a junior at that moment, and posted faster times than Sven Kramer did at the same age.
Later in the same season he participated in the world junior championships in Changchun. He won the silver medal just behind his teammate Jan Blokhuijsen and in front of his other teammate Berden de Vries. It was the first time since 1997 that all medals were captured by skaters from the same country.
At the Dutch all-round championships 2009, Verweij finished 4th, partly due to his strong improvement of his 10 km personal record, and qualified for the European all-round championships. Despite a fall on the 500 m he managed to finish the tournament in 12th position. His season was crowned with a victory on the World Junior Skating championships where he won the 3000 m, the 5000 m, the all-round title, and the team pursuit. Because of these outstanding results he won the Egbert van't Oever Aanmoediging award for the best young Dutch skater.
At the 2014 Olympics Games Verweij finished 2nd in the 1500m event, after finishing only 0.003 seconds behind Zbigniew Bródka.
On July 14th 2015 he announced leaving Team Corendon after only one season.
As of 10 November 2013, Verweij is at the 6th position in the adelskalender.