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Jan Bols

Full name: Jan Bols
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: August 27, 1944 in Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands
Affiliations: ?, Hoogeveen (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Initially, Jan Bols skated in the shadow of Dutch stars Ard Schenk and Kees Verkerk. In 1971, he won the Dutch Championships, and was favoured for the European title. He was on his way to a 1st place after the first day, but was disqualified in the 5000 m for forgetting to change lanes. This caused quite a commotion, the Dutch crowd being displeased because Bols actually skated an additional outer curve. Bols' best season came in 1972, when he placed third in both the European and World Championships. He joined the ill-fated professional skating league in 1973 and 1974, retiring after the league folded. He then set up a sporting goods store in his native Hoogeveen.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.4 (1972); 1000 – 1:20.4 (1971); 1500 – 2:01.60 (1972); 5000 – 7:10.7 (1972); 10000 – 15:10.2 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED AC DNF
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 16T
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 8
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 13
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 5
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 8
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 4

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 16T 2:07.8 27 59 1:33
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 2:06.58 26.86 59.30 1:32.40

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 8 7:33.1 20 53 1:27 2:02 2:38 3:14 3:50 4:26 5:03 5:40 6:18 6:56
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 8 7:39.40 20.19 54.31 1:29.83 2:05.53 2:41.84 3:18.27 3:54.51 4:31.16 5:07.96 5:44.74 6:22.45 7:00.72

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 13 16:09.5 40 1:17 1:53 2:28 3:05 3:42 4:20 4:57 5:35 6:13 6:51 7:31 8:09 8:49 9:29 10:08 10:47 11:28 12:09 12:51 13:32 14:12 14:50 15:29
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 4 15:17.99 38.69 1:14.69 1:50.54 2:26.73 3:03.09 3:39.5 4:16.0 4:52.6 5:29.0 6:05.6 6:41.9 7:18.3 7:55.1 8:32.2 9:09.4 9:46.5 10:23.5 11:00.7 11:37.7 12:14.8 12:51.8 13:28.58 14:05.49 14:42.07