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Jan Bos

Full name: Jan Bos
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: March 29, 1975 in Hierden, Gelderland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Schaatsvereniging Viking, Harderwijk / Hofmeier Financiele Detachering
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating, Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother of Theo Bos.

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

While Dutch speed skaters had won many allround titles, it was not until 1998 that a Dutch skater won the World Sprint Championships. Jan Bos took the title in 1998 in Berlin, in the same hall where he had won the World Junior Championships in 1994. Although he could never repeat his victory, he remained a top sprinter for over a decade, especially in the 1000 m. He won Olympic silver medals in that distance in both 1998 and 2002, losing out to a non-favoured compatriot on both occasions. In 1999, he won the 1000 m world title, while collecting four more distance medals over the years. Jan Bos also won six Dutch sprint titles, collected 10 Dutch distance wins, and twice bettered the 1000 m World Record. Bos also made a brief sidestep to track cycling, joining his brother and sprint World Champion Theo Bos as a member of the Dutch team sprint squad.

Personal Bests: 500 – 34.72 (2002); 1000 – 1:07.20 (2009); 1500 – 1:44.87 (2007); 5000 – 6:46.59 (2001); 10000 – 15:23.18 (1993).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 12 OR
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 4 OR
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 9
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 7
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Men's Team Sprint Netherlands NED 6
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 11
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 5
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 20
2010 Winter 34 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 29
2010 Winter 34 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 12

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 12 OR 72.77
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Netherlands Race 1 20 36.66 10.21
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Netherlands Race 2 6 36.11 9.91
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 9 69.86
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Race 1 12 35.14 9.80
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Race 2 3 34.72 9.69
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 11 71.11
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Race 1 16 35.68 9.98
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Race 2 9T 35.43 9.93
2010 Winter 34 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 29 72.260
2010 Winter 34 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Race 1 31 36.149 10.07
2010 Winter 34 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Race 2 29 36.111 10.21

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 1:10.71 16.72 42.82
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 1:07.53 16.35 41.22
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 1:09.42 16.53 41.95
2010 Winter 34 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 12 1:10.29 16.98 42.75

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1998 Winter 22 Nagano Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 4 OR 1:49.75 24.09 51.39 1:19.74
2002 Winter 26 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 7 1:45.63 23.47 49.68 1:16.95
2006 Winter 30 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 20 1:48.61 24.06 50.77 1:18.51

Men's Team Sprint

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Netherlands NED Round One Heat Two 2 44.370
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Netherlands NED Qualifying Round 6 QU 44.539
2004 Summer 29 Athina Cycling Netherlands NED Qualifying Round Heat Four 1 QU