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Anton Huiskes

Full name: Antonius Albertus Jozef "Anton" Huiskes
Gender: Male
Born: March 5, 1928 in Wierden, Overijssel, Netherlands
Died: November 9, 2008 in Coux-et-Bigaroque, Dordogne, France
Affiliations: ?, Wierden (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Anton Huiskes was one of the top Dutch long distances skaters in the first decade after World War 2. He finished just outside the medals at the 1952 Olympics, but won distance medals at the 1953 World and European Championships. That same year, he recorded a new World Record in the irregularly contested 3000 m, which stood for 10 years. Huiskes then turned to coaching, with great success in 1966. Ard Schenk (European Champion) and Kees Verkerk (World Champion) won the major titles that year, but Huiskes was fired by the Dutch skating federation when he wanted to professionalize the organization. Huiskes was then taken in by the Swedish team, and he led Johnny Höglin to an upset victory in the Olympic 10 km. In 1972, Huiskes returned as Schenk's and Verkerk's coach when they embarked on their professional adventure that failed quickly. Later, Huiskes set up the Anton Huiskes foundation to allow mentally disabled children to experience speed skating.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.7 (1953); 1500 – 2:18.1 (1954); 5000 – 8:11.0 (1953); 10000 – 17:18.9 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 27
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 24
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 12
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 14
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 4
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 5

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 27 46.2

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 24 2:25.0 31 1:08 1:47

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 2c
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 12 8:46.4 1:01 1:40 2:21 3:03 3:45 4:27 5:10 5:53 6:36 7:20 8:04
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 4 8:28.5 1:42 2:22 3:02 3:43 4:24 5:04 5:45 6:26 7:07 7:48 1:02

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
1948 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 14 20:16.4 48 1:35 2:23 3:10 3:59 4:47 5:35 6:23 7:11 7:59 8:48 9:37 10:26 11:14 12:05 12:53 13:43 14:33 15:23 16:14 17:04 17:53 18:42 19:32
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 17:25.5 44 1:25 2:06 2:47 3:28 4:09 4:50 5:32 6:14 6:56 7:38 8:20 9:03 9:44 10:27 11:09 11:51 12:33 13:15 13:58 14:39 15:21 16:03 16:45
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