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Aad de Koning

Full name: Adrianus Jacobus Petrus "Aad" de Koning
Gender: Male
Born: December 25, 1928 in Purmerend, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Died: May 29, 2010 in Zuidoostbeemster, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: ?, Purmerend (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Aad de Koning is member of well-known Dutch skating family. His father, Jacques, became Dutch champion in 1914, while his uncle Coen was World Champion in 1905. Aad himself is best known for his performances in the Elfstedentocht, an irregularly held 200 km skating race in the Netherlands. In a chaotic sprint, De Koning placed second in the 1954 edition. Two years later, he was again one of the five leaders. After a tough race, they decided not to sprint for victory and cross the line hand in hand. This had happened before in 1940, and had since been forbidden, and De Koning and the others were disqualified, leaving the race without an official winner. In long track skating, Aad de Koning made international appearances at the 1948 Olympics and 1951 European Championships. His most notable result was a 6th place in the 500 m at the latter event.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.5 (1951); 1500 – 2:25.3 (1948); 5000 – 8:57.6 (1948); 10000 – 18:36.8 (1951).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 23T
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 25
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 20

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 23T 45.9

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 25 2:25.3 31 1:08 1:46

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 20 8:57.6 1:03 1:45 2:26 3:09 3:51 4:34 5:17 6:00 6:45 7:29 8:13
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