Name Mark Tuitert
Turned pro 1998
Weight 84 kg
|Sport Speed skating|
Height 1.80 m
Role Speed Skater
|Born 4 April 1980 (age 43) (1980-04-04) Holten, Netherlands|
Spouse Helen van Goozen (m. 2009)
Similar People Sven Kramer, Erben Wennemars, Jan Blokhuijsen, Simon Kuipers, Helen van Goozen
Children Tom Tuitert, Anna Tuitert
Siblings Rob Tuitert, Bass Tuitert
Mark tuitert crash speed skating russia 2013 22 03 2013
Mark Tuitert ( [ˈmɑrk ˈtœytərt]; born 4 April 1980) is a Dutch speed skater. He won gold at the 1500 m at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
- Mark tuitert crash speed skating russia 2013 22 03 2013
- Speed skating world cup first stage in chelyabinsk 2011 november 18th 1500m enrico fabris mark tuitert
- Personal life
- 2006 Olympic Games in Turin
- 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver
- 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
- Life after skating
- Personal records
Speed skating world cup first stage in chelyabinsk 2011 november 18th 1500m enrico fabris mark tuitert
Tuitert married fellow Dutch speed skater Helen van Goozen in 2009. Ten years earlier, they both won gold medals at the World Junior Speed Skating Championships.
Besides being passionate about sports, Tuitert is an avid hard rock and grunge fan. He also told Dutch webzine Lords of Metal that he was "sold" after running into Metallica and Rage Against The Machine.
2006 Olympic Games in Turin
Tuitert participated in the team pursuit event at the 2006 Winter Olympics, with teammates Sven Kramer, Carl Verheijen, Erben Wennemars and Rintje Ritsma. The Dutch team was a favourite and was leading Italy by nearly a full second in their semifinal matchup, but Sven Kramer stepped on a block and fell, taking Carl Verheijen with him. In the race for bronze they defeated Norway, giving Tuitert his first Olympic medal.
2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia he won the gold medal in the 1500 m. In the 17th pair against Håvard Bøkko he set a new track record time (1:45.57), which had been in the hands of Shani Davis (1:46.19). In the last race Davis could not beat Tuitert's time and finished second.
The only other Dutch Olympic gold medal winners at the 1500 m are Kees Verkerk at the 1968 Winter Olympics and Ard Schenk at the 1972 Winter Olympics.
2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Tuitert finished 10th in the 1000 m and 5th in the 1500 m.
Tuitert is 17th on the adelskalender. His highest ranking was 6th between 30 December 2000 and 2 March 2001.
Life after skating
After his speed skating career Tuitert co-founded First Energy Gum, a company which produces caffeinated Energy Gum for athletes. Besides that Tuitert is a pundit in speed skating for Dutch broadcaster NOS and online fitness coach for FitChannel.com.
To put his personal records in perspective, the column WR lists the official world records on the dates that Tuitert skated his personal records.