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Mark Tuitert

Full name: Mark Jan Hendrik Tuitert
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: April 4, 1980 in Holten, Overijssel, Netherlands
Affiliations: Deventer IJsclub / Postcode Loterij Schaatsploeg / Control
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

As the 1999 World Junior Champion, Mark Tuitert was first known as an allround skater. In 2004, he won the European Allround Championships, having placed third a year earlier. With the years, he started to focus more on his best distance, the 1500 m, and abandoned allround in favour of sprinting after the 2007 season. In the 1500 m, Tuitert has won the World Cup in the 2004 and 2005 seasons, placing second at the World Single Distance Championships in that distance those same years. He nevertheless failed to qualify for the Dutch Olympic team at the distance, having to contend with a spot on the pursuit team that won a bronze medal. During his career, Tuitert never won a Dutch distance title (finishing second in the 1500 m three times), but he did win the Dutch allround championships in 2006. He has also set one World Record, that for allround points in 2004.

Personal Bests: 500 – 35.43 (2009); 1,000 – 1:07.94 (2007); 1,500 – 1:42.87 (2007); 3,000 – 3.41.16 (2005); 5,000 – 6:27.63 (2004); 10,000 - 13:38.91 (2004).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 5
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Speed Skating Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps) Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2014 Winter 33 Sochi Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Netherlands NED 10
2014 Winter 33 Sochi Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 5

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 1:09.48 16.75 42.35
2014 Winter 33 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 10 1:09.29 16.76 42.25

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 1:45.57 23.52 49.34 1:16.48
2014 Winter 33 Sochi Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 1:45.42 23.52 49.34 1:16.53

Men's Team Pursuit (8 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final B 1
2006 Winter 25 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Qualifying Round 3
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Final Round Final B 1