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Lieuwe de Boer

Full name: Lieuwe de Boer
Gender: Male
Born: June 26, 1951 in Ureterp, Friesland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Kluners, Ureterp (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Starting out as a cyclist, Lieuwe de Boer focussed on speed skating after a hard fall from his bike. His specialty was the shortest distance, the 500 m. Although he never medalled at World Sprint Championships, his fast 500s helped him finish in the top 10 three times, including a 6th place in 1979. Having finished 4th on a 500 m at the World Sprint Championships, he was at best an outsider for an Olympic medal in Lake Placid. But De Boer surprised everybody with a bronze medal behind the expected medallists Heiden and Kulikov. A year later, he won the Dutch Sprint title, after having been runner-up twice. Lieuwe de Boer attempted to qualify for a second Olympics in 1984, but was not selected for the Dutch team. His last feat was winning the Dutch Championships "kortebaan" (160 m) in 1985, after which he became a coach for young skaters.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.66 (1981); 1000 – 1:16.65 (1980); 1500 – 2:02.44 (1982); 5000 – 8:30.3 (1982).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 10

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 38.48 10.18

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 10 1:17.97 17.44 45.97
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