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Jan Pesman

Full name: Jan Sijbrand Pesman
Gender: Male
Born: May 4, 1931 in Stedum, Groningen, Netherlands
Died: January 23, 2014 in Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands
Affiliations: ?,
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A long distance specialist, Jan Pesman had started competitive skating only in his twenties. Competing in all major international events between 1957 and 1960, Pesman's results gradually improved. His first victory came in 1959, when he won the 5000 m at the World Allround Championships, placing second in the 10k. The following season, at the World Championships, he won the 10000 m. Just two weeks before the start of the Olympics, this propelled him into a role as favourite for the long distances. After Pesman delivered a 5k test race result only narrowly slower than the World Record, he considered himself a gold medal hope. Skating against Viktor Kosichkin, he was beaten by 14 seconds, which was still enough for the bronze medal. Pesman then failed to do well in the longest distance, falling back after a blistering opening pace that was faster than that of winner and new World Record holder Knut Johannesen. He retired after that race.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.4 (1960); 1500 – 2:11.0 (1960); 5000 – 7:46.7 (1960); 10000 – 16:41.0 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Netherlands NED 33T
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 12

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 33T 43.4

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
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 8:05.1 20 57 1:35 2:14 2:52 3:30 4:07 4:46 5:25 6:06 6:45 7:26

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
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 12 16:41.0 41 1:17 1:54 2:31 3:09 3:47 4:25 5:03 5:41 6:20 6:59 7:39 8:20 9:00 9:40 10:21 11:02 11:44 12:28 13:11 13:53 14:34 15:16 15:58