Bart Veldkamp

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Bart Veldkamp
Bart Veldkamp portret.JPG
Personal information
NationalityBelgian
Born (1967-11-22) 22 November 1967 (age 52)
The Hague, Netherlands
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
CountryFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (1989–1995)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (1995–2006)
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro1989
Coached by Ab Krook
Hans Veldkamp
Retired2006
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m: 37.55 (2000)
1000 m: 1:12.80 (2005)
1500 m: 1:49.00 (2001)
3000 m: 3:47.56
2006)
5000 m: 6:23.64 (2001)
10 000 m: 13:27.48 (2002)

Bart Veldkamp (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑrt ˈfɛltkɑmp] ; [1] born 22 November 1967) is a retired speed skater, who represented the Netherlands and later Belgium in international competitions, including the Winter Olympics. He currently is the national speed skating coach of Belgium.

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Speed skating

In 1990, Bart Veldkamp won the European Allround Championships and came very close to repeating that feat 11 years later in 2001, finishing 2nd. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, he won a gold medal on the 10,000 m. Mainly due to this achievement, Veldkamp was named Dutch Sportsman of the Year in 1992. Before the 1994 Winter Olympics, he was dissatisfied with the qualifying procedures for tournaments and became a Belgian. In Belgium there was (and still is) no speed skating tradition, so qualifying for tournaments became simple because there were no other speed skaters to compete with.

In Lillehammer at the 1994 Winter Olympics, Veldkamp won a bronze medal on the 10,000 m for the Netherlands. The next Olympic medal he won was as a Belgian at the 1998 Winter Olympics on the 5,000 m, in which he became the first skater ever to break the 6:30 barrier on that distance, but his time was beaten later that same day by former compatriots Rintje Ritsma and Gianni Romme. His bronze medal was the first ever Olympic medal in speed skating for Belgium.

In 1997, Veldkamp participated in the Elfstedentocht. In 2003, he announced that the 2006 Winter Olympics at Turin would be his third Winter Olympics as a Belgian, his fifth overall, and definitely his last. At these 2006 Winter Olympics, Veldkamp finished 13th on the 5,000 m and 14th on the 10,000 m and ended his career afterwards.

Commentary and coaching

After his career Veldkamp became a sports commentator for the NOS to analyze speed skating races. He also appeared on several other TV shows such as Peking Express and Wildebeesten.

In the 2006/2007 winter season Veldkamp trained four Kenyan athletes, for the first time ever on ice, for a Dutch TV show. The goal was to let them skate the 200 km long alternative Elfstedentocht at the Weissensee in Austria.

He currently is the national speed skating coach of Belgium.

Records

Personal records

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
EventResultDateLocationNotes
500 m 37.55 15 January 2000 Hamar
1000 m 1:12.80 20 November 2005 Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:49.00 4 March 2001 Calgary
3000 m 3:47.56 5 February 2006 Turin
5000 m 6:23.64 2 March 2001 Calgary
10000 m 13:27.48 22 February 2002 Salt Lake City

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com [2]

By 12 January 2014, Veldkamp was placed 107th with a score of 152.621 points on the Adelskalender, the ranking list for all-time personal bests. [3] His highest ranking ever on the Adelskalender was a 5th place.

World records

Veldkamp skated one world record:

EventResultDateLocationNote
3000 m 3:48.9120 March 1998 Calgary World record until 19 March 1999

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com [4]

Tournament overview

Season Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
Allround
Olympic
Games
World
Championships
Single
Distances
World
Championships
Allround
1986–1987 19th 10000m
1987–1988 Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
4th 10000m

1988–1989

24th 500m
11th 1500m
4th 5000m
4th 10000m

11th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
4th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall
OSLO

30th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
19th 1500m
5th 10000m
10th overall

1989–1990

23rd 500m
24th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m

18th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Bronze medal icon.svg 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
6th overall
HEERENVEEN

15th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
8th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Gold medal icon.svg overall
INNSBRUCK

22nd 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
6th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall

1990–1991

Silver medal icon.svg 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m

11th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
Bronze medal icon.svg 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Silver medal icon.svg overall
SARAJEVO

14th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
4th 1500m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall
HEERENVEEN

23rd 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
11th 1500m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall

1991–1992

7th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m

9th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Silver medal icon.svg 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Silver medal icon.svg overall
HEERENVEEN

12th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
6th 1500m
5th 10000m
5th overall
ALBERTVILLE

5th 1500m
5th 5000m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
CALGARY

15h 500m
32nd 5000m
32nd 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall(29th)

1992–1993

NC 500m
8th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m

12th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
Bronze medal icon.svg 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Silver medal icon.svg overall
HEERENVEEN

14th 500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
12th 1500m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall
HAMAR

18th 500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
9th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall

1993–1994

13th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
4th 10000m

7th 500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
7th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall
LILLEHAMMER

5th 5000m
Bronze medal icon.svg 10000m
GOTHENBURG

14th 500m
9th 5000m
14th 1500m
5th 10000m
8th overall
1994–1995 DNF 10000m
7th 1500m
6th 5000m
9th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
6th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall

1995–1996
DAVOS

15th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
11th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall
HAMAR

4th 5000m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m
INZELL

24th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
18th 1500m
4th 10000m
9th overall

1996–1997
HEERENVEEN

24th 500m
15th 5000m
16th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall(18th)
WARSAW

4th 5000m
4th 10000m
NAGANO

26th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
11th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
6th overall

1997–1998
HELSINKI

16th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
9th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall
NAGANO

17th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
4th 10000m
CALGARY

18th 1500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
5th 10000m
HEERENVEEN

27th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
5th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall

1998–1999
HEERENVEEN

14th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
13th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall
HEERENVEEN

Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
5th 10000m
HAMAR

20th 500m
7th 5000m
18th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
5th overall

1999–2000
HAMAR

8th 500m
Silver medal icon.svg 5000m
10th 1500m
5th 10000m
5th overall
NAGANO

6th 5000m
5th 10000m
MILWAUKEE

19th 500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
7th 1500m
Silver medal icon.svg 10000m
4th overall

2000–2001
BASELEGA di PINÈ

22nd 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
6th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Silver medal icon.svg overall
SALT LAKE CITY

18th 5000m
8th 10000m
BUDAPEST

20th 500m
Gold medal icon.svg 5000m
12th 1500m
Gold medal icon.svg 10000m
Bronze medal icon.svg overall

2001–2002
ERFURT

25th 500m
Bronze medal icon.svg 5000m
25th 1500m
6th 10000m
13th overall
SALT LAKE CITY

8th 5000m
9th 10000m
HEERENVEEN

22nd 500m
4th 5000m
19th 1500m
4th 10000m
9th overall

2002–2003
HEERENVEEN

24th 500m
9th 5000m
21st 1500m
4th 10000m
14th overall
BERLIN

18th 5000m
10th 10000m

2003–2004
HEERENVEEN

26th 500m
16th 5000m
21st 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall(22nd)
SEOUL

18th 5000m

2004–2005
HEERENVEEN

24th 500m
10th 5000m
20th 1500m
9th 10000m
12th overall
INZELL

9th 5000m
10th 10000m
MOSCOW

17th 500m
8th 5000m
17th 1500m
8th 10000m
11th overall

2005–2006
HAMAR

22nd 500m
15th 5000m
20th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
NC overall(20th)
TURIN

13th 5000m
14th 10000m

Source: [5]

NC = No classification
DNQ = Did not qualify

Medals won

ChampionshipGold
Gold medal icon.svg
Silver
Silver medal icon.svg
Bronze
Bronze medal icon.svg
European Allround classification 111
Olympic Games 102
World Single Distances 021
World Allround classification 003
Dutch Allround classification 033
Dutch Single Distances 434

Medals

An overview of medals won by Veldkamp at important championships, listing the years in which he won each medal:

ChampionshipGold medalSilver medalBronze medal
Winter Olympics 1992 (10000 m)1994 (10000 m)
1998 (5000 m)
World Allround 1990
1991
2001
World Single Distance 1996 (10000 m)
1999 (5000 m)
1998 (5000 m)
European Allround 199020011991
Dutch Allround 1991
1992
1993
1989
1994
1995
Dutch Single Distance1991 (5000 m)
1991 (10000 m)
1992 (5000 m)
1992 (10000 m)
1990 (10000 m)
1991 (1500 m)
1993 (10000 m)
1988 (5000 m)
1990 (5000 m)
1993 (5000 m)
1994 (5000 m)

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References

  1. Surname in isolation: [ˈvɛltkɑmp] .
  2. "Bart Veldkamp". SpeedskatingResults.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. Adelskalender
  4. "Bart Veldkamp". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. https://www.speedskatingnews.info/en/data/skater/bart-veldkamp/
Records
Preceded by
Jelmer Beulenkamp
Men's 3,000 m speed skating world record
21 March 1998 – 19 March 1999
Succeeded by
Steven Elm
Awards
New award Ard Schenk Award
1990
Succeeded by
Dries van Wijhe
Preceded by
Arnold Vanderlyde
Edwin Jongejans
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Falko Zandstra