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Mark Tuitert

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMark Jan Hendrik•Tuitert
Used nameMark•Tuitert
Born4 April 1980 in Holten (NED)
Measurements182 cm / 83 kg
AffiliationsDeventer IJsclub / Postcode Loterij Schaatsploeg / Control
NOC Netherlands

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Mark Tuitert
Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Mark Tuitert
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
2014 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NED Mark Tuitert
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2006 Winter Olympics 15 February 2006 Speed Skating (Skating) Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Qualifying Round 3:48.02 3
2010 Winter Olympics 27 February 2010 Speed Skating (Skating) Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men Final Round, Final B 3:39.95 1

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