|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Mark Jan Hendrik•Tuitert|
|Born||4 April 1980 in Holten (NED)|
|Measurements||182 cm / 83 kg|
|Affiliations||Deventer IJsclub / Postcode Loterij Schaatsploeg / Control|
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).
|Games||Discipline (Sport)||Event||Status||Team||Pos||Representing||2nd NOC||As|
|2006 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men||Olympic||Netherlands||3||Bronze||NED||Mark Tuitert|
|2010 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||1,000 metres, Men||Olympic||5||NED||Mark Tuitert|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||1||Gold|
|Team Pursuit (8 laps), Men||Olympic||Netherlands||3||Bronze|
|2014 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||1,000 metres, Men||Olympic||10||NED||Mark Tuitert|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||5|
|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|