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Bart Veldkamp

Full name: Bart Veldkamp
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: November 22, 1967 in Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Hardrijdervereniging Den Haag-Westland
Country: NED Netherlands, BEL Belgium
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

A long distance specialist, Bart Veldkamp's did well in the international allround championships of 1990 and 1991, winning the 1990 European title and three bronze medals. A medal hope in Albertville, Veldkamp finished 5th twice before winning the 10000 m. His second Olympic medal came in 1994. Too disappointed with his big loss to Johann Olav Koss, he had already left for the Olympic Village, returning only just in time for the medal ceremony. Facing tough opposition to even qualify for international competition, Veldkamp decided to skate on a Belgian license, starting from 1996. Although less successful than before, Veldkamp continued until after the Torino Olympics. In 1998, he won Belgium's first Olympic speed skating medal (bronze) and took four medals at the World Single Distance Championships. In 2001, he also did well in the allround competitions, coming very close to a second European title and finishing third in the Worlds.

After retiring, Veldkamp has appeared on television, presenting a show introducing Kenyans to speed skating, and as a skating analyst for Dutch television. He was appointed head coach of the United States speed skating team in 2007, but fired after one season. Veldkamp then worked for the TVM commercial team, and coached native Belgian skater Bart Swings at the Sochi Olympics.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 37.55 (2000); 1000 – 1:12.80 (2006); 1500 – 1:49.00 (2001); 5000 – 6:23.64 (2001); 10000 – 13:27.48 (2003).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 5
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 5
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 1 Gold
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 5
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Belgium BEL 17
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Belgium BEL 3 Bronze WR
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Belgium BEL 4
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Belgium BEL 8
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Belgium BEL 9
2006 Winter 38 Torino Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Belgium BEL 13
2006 Winter 38 Torino Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Belgium BEL 14

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 1:56.33 25.56 55.01 1:25.25
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 17 1:51.73 25.42 53.64 1:22.38

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
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 7:08.00 19.67 52.22 1:25.90 1:59.64 2:33.70 3:07.43 3:41.44 4:15.69 4:49.97 5:24.68 5:59.50 6:33.98
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 5 6:49.00 19.40 50.72 1:22.59 1:54.26 2:26.04 2:58.00 3:30.17 4:02.65 4:35.48 5:08.74 5:42.11 6:15.84
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 3 WR 6:28.31 19.36 49.63 1:20.25 1:51.17 2:21.57 2:52.12 3:22.81 3:53.54 4:24.45 4:55.27 5:26.20 5:57.52
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 8 6:25.88 18.55 47.04 1:16.19 1:45.95 2:15.92 2:46.02 3:16.68 3:47.66 4:18.73 4:50.23 5:22.01 5:53.76
2006 Winter 38 Torino Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 13 6:32.02 19.06 48.53 1:18.42 1:48.81 2:19.37 2:49.90 3:20.63 3:51.45 4:22.48 4:54.14 5:26.40 5:59.18

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
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 1 14:12.12 36.17 1:09.18 1:42.46 2:15.85 2:49.44 3:23.13 3:56.81 4:30.44 5:04.18 5:37.92 6:11.64 6:45.43 7:19.27 7:52.97 8:26.78 9:00.77 9:34.57 10:08.91 10:43.05 11:17.49 11:52.19 12:26.98 13:01.62 13:37.09
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 3 13:56.73 35.89 1:08.17 1:40.73 2:13.14 2:45.47 3:17.78 3:50.13 4:22.70 4:55.31 5:28.16 6:01.24 6:34.58 7:07.81 7:41.25 8:14.75 8:48.42 9:21.83 9:55.30 10:29.12 11:03.15 11:37.54 12:12.20 12:47.20 13:22.02
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 4 13:29.69 35.34 1:06.27 1:38.13 2:09.62 2:41.30 3:13.05 3:44.91 4:16.88 4:48.51 5:20.37 5:52.34 6:24.44 6:56.74 7:29.11 8:01.56 8:34.40 9:06.96 9:39.70 10:12.38 10:45.34 11:18.12 11:51.25 12:24.21 12:57.05
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 9 13:27.48 33.56 1:03.63 1:34.41 2:05.47 2:36.42 3:07.48 3:38.79 4:10.30 4:42.02 5:13.92 5:46.05 6:18.24 6:50.43 7:23.21 7:55.95 8:29.04 9:02.06 9:35.21 10:08.03 10:41.34 11:14.94 11:48.56 12:21.48 12:54.41
2006 Winter 38 Torino Speed Skating Belgium Final Standings 14 13:48.12 34.76 1:05.72 1:37.28 2:09.19 2:41.12 3:13.30 3:45.38 4:17.60 4:50.00 5:23.00 5:55.90 6:29.03 7:02.29 7:35.59 8:08.66 8:41.84 9:15.01 9:48.21 10:21.66 10:55.11 11:29.38 12:03.78 12:37.90 13:12.49
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