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Kjeld Nuis
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Nuis in 2018
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born 10 November 1989 (1989-11-10) (age 31)
Leiden, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m
Weight 87 kg
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Event(s) 1000 m, 1500 m
Club Team Jumbo-Visma

Kjeld Nuis ( born in Leiden 10 November 1989) is a Dutch speed skater.

Nuis specializes over the middle distances of 1000 and 1500 meters. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, he won the gold medal at the 1500 m and 1000 m events. He is the current holder of the world record over 1500 meters.

Career

Nuis is a two-time Olympic champion, having won Olympic gold in both 1000 and 1500 meters at the 2018 Winter Olympics and a two-time world single distance champion over 1000 and 1500 meters. He is a multi-time world single distance medalist over 1000 and 1500 meters and is also a four-time season overall World Cup winner of the 1000 meters distance and a two-time winner over 1500 meters.

In Sweden in May 2018 he set a new world speed skating record of 93 kilometers per hour.

Personal life

From 2014 until the end of 2018, Nuis was in a relationship with Miss Nederland World 2011 Jill Lauren de Robles. They have a son.

On 19 December 2018 Nuis was named Dutch Sportsman of the Year 2018 at the NOC NSF Sport Gala.

He lives in Emmen.

Records

Personal records

Personal records
Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 34.79 13 November 2015 Calgary
1000 meter 1:06.18 9 March 2019 Salt Lake City Former World record.
1500 meter 1:40.17 10 March 2019 Salt Lake City Current World record.
3000 meter 3:46.18 11 October 2014 Inzell
5000 meter 7:21.30 2 February 2008 Groningen

World records established

Nr. Event Result Date Location Notes
1. 1000 meter 1:06.18 9 March 2019 Salt Lake City World record until 12 February 2020
2. 1500 meter 1:40.17 10 March 2019 Salt Lake City Current world record

Tournament overview


Season
Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Sprint
European
Championships
Sprint
World
Championships
Sprint
World
Championships
Single
Distances
Olympic
Games
World
Cup
GWC

2009–2010
16th 500m
11th 1000m
6th 1500m
11th 500m
4th 1000m
4th 500m
4th 1000m
5th overall
51st 1000m
10th 1500m

2010–2011

5th 500m
DQ 1000
7th 500m
DNS 1000m
NC overall
HEERENVEEN

8th 500m
5th 1000m
17th 500m
4th 1000m
5th overall
INZELL

2 1000m

19th 1000m
20th 1500m

2011–2012

7th 500m
3 1000m
2 1500m

24th 500m
3 1000m
8th 500m
7th 1000m
23rd overall
HEERENVEEN

2 1000m
8th 1500m

3 1000m
2 1500m
1 GWC

2012–2013

5th 500m
1 1000m
1 1500m

6th 500m
7th 1000m
3 500m
7th 1000m
6th overall
SOCHI

4th 1000m
10th 1500m

20th 500m
1 1000m
11th 1500m

2013–2014

5th 500m
1 1000m
2 1500m

6th 500m
1 1000m
4th 500m
2 1000m
3 overall
GANGNEUNG

18th 500m
3 1000m
8th 500m
4th 1000m
5th overall
'
39th 500m
3 1000m
10th 1500m
11th GWC

2014–2015

11th 500m
1 1000m
4th 1500m

9th 500m
2 1000m
10th 500m
2 1000m
4th overall
HEERENVEEN

3 1000m
9th 1500m

2 1000m
3 1500m
4th GWC

2015–2016

1 1000m
1 1500m
SEOUL

14th 500m
1 1000m
16th 500m
1 1000m
2 overall
KOLOMNA

3 1000m
2 1500m

1 1000m
2 1500m
1 GWC

2016–2017

4th 500m
2 1000m
2 1500m
HEERENVEEN

9th 500m
1 1000m
7th 500m
1 1000m
2 overall
CALGARY

18th 500m
1 1000m
16th 500m
1 1000m
3 overall
GANGNEUNG

1 1000m
1 1500m

40th 500m
1 1000m
1 1500m
1 GWC

2017–2018

7th 500m
2 1000m
6th 1500m
CHANGCHUNG

12th 500m
1 1000m
14th 500m
1 1000m
2 overall
GANGNEUNG

1 1000m
1 1500m

35th 500m
1 1000m
15th 1500m

2018–2019

4th 500m
1 1000m
1 1500m
COLLALBO

3 500m
DQ 1000m
4th 500m
DNS 1000m
NC overall
HEERENVEEN

9th 500m
1 1000m
7th 500m
1 1000m
3 overall
INZELL

3 1000m
5th 1500m
1 Team sprint

37th 500m
1 1000m
3 1500m

2019–2020
HAMAR

15th 500m
4th 1000m
11th 500m
1 1000m
7th overall
SALT LAKE CITY

2 1000m
1 1500m

4th 1000m
1 1500m
1 Team sprint

2020–2021

7th 500m–1
DNS 500m–2
3 1000m

DQ 500m
3 1000m
7th 500m
DNQ 1000m
NC overall
HEERENVEEN

2 1500m

2 1500m

Source:

World Cup overview

Season 500 meter
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013 15th 8th 14th 18th 2nd(b) 14th 14th 12th
2013–2014 20th 17th 18th
2014–2015
2015–2016 13th 6th(b) 3rd(b) 2nd(b)
2016–2017 1st(b) DQ
2017–2018 1st(b)
2018–2019 13th 1st(b)
2019–2020
2020–2021
Season 1000 meter
2009–2010 7th(b)
2010–2011 1st(b) 5th
2011–2012 2 2 1 DQ 8th 3 2
2012–2013 3 5th 3 4th 4th 2 4th 9th 3
2013–2014 2 2 7th 3
2014–2015 2 3 12th 2 1 1 2
2015–2016 3 2 1 3 2 2 1
2016–2017 1 1 1 1
2017–2018 7th 4th 2 1 1
2018–2019 2 1 1 3 1
2019–2020 3 2 3 5th
2020–2021
Season 1500 meter
2009–2010 1st(b) 13th 19th 3
2010–2011 9th 1st(b)
2011–2012 4th 5th 2 7th 2 2
2012–2013 9th 8th 4th
2013–2014 3 7th 6th 10th
2014–2015 1 3 8th 5th 2 6th
2015–2016 4th 1 2 3 3 5th
2016–2017 1st(b) 2 1 1 1
2017–2018 3
2018–2019 2 1 5th 1
2019–2020 1 2 3 1
2020–2021 3 2
Season Team sprint
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016–2017
2017–2018
2018–2019
2019–2020 1 1
2020–2021

Source:

– = Did not participate
(b) = Division B
DQ = Disqualified
NC = No classification

Medals won

Championship Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Dutch Single Distances 8 5 2
Dutch Sprint 1 3 4
European Sprint 2 1 1
World Sprint 9 2 3
World Single Distance 4 5 3
Olympic Games 2 0 0
World Cup 36 28 23
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