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Koen Verweij
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Koen Verweij (EC Allround 2009)
Personal information
Born 26 August 1990 (1990-08-26) (age 31)
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Height 182 cm
Weight 83 kg
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 2007

Koen Verweij ( born 26 August 1990) is a Dutch speed skater and inline speed skater. At the end of the skating season 2008–09 he made a transfer from the Jong Oranje team of the national skating union (KNSB) to the commercial team of TVM.

Verweij was the holder of the Dutch national record at the 1500 metres distance from 9 December 2017 until 10 March 2019.

Biography

On 30 December 2007 Verweij skated his first 10 km race at the Dutch all-round championships at the Kardinge ice track in Groningen. He finished the tournament in fifth position which resulted in his qualification as first reserve skater for the European all-round championship in Kolomna. This was a remarkable accomplishment, since he was a junior at that moment, and posted faster times than Sven Kramer skated at the same age.

Later in the same season he participated in the world junior championships in Changchun. He won the silver medal just behind his teammate Jan Blokhuijsen and in front of his other teammate Berden de Vries. It was the first time since 1997 that all medals were captured by skaters from the same country.

At the Dutch all-round championships 2009, Verweij finished 4th, partly due to his strong improvement of his 10 km personal record, and qualified for the European all-round championships. Despite a fall on the 500 m he managed to finish the tournament in 12th position. His season was crowned with a victory at the World Junior Skating championships where he won the 3000 m, the 5000 m, the all-round title, and the team pursuit. Because of these outstanding results he won the Egbert van't Oever Encouragement award for the best young Dutch skater.

At the 2014 Olympic Games Verweij finished 2nd in the 1500m event, 0.003 seconds behind Zbigniew Bródka.

On 14 July 2015 he announced that he was leaving Team Corendon after one season.

Records

Personal records

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 meter 35.64 12 February 2011 Calgary
1000 meter 1:06.94 10 December 2017 Salt Lake City
1500 meter 1:41.63 9 December 2017 Salt Lake City Dutch national record until 10 March 2019
3000 meter 3:42.86 25 February 2017 Inzell
5000 meter 6:09.51 10 November 2013 Calgary
10000 meter 13:08.97 13 February 2011 Calgary

Verweij reached 5th position in the adelskalender on 15 November 2013. As of 10 March 2019, he is in 9th position with 145.915 points

World Records

Nr. Event Result Date Location Notes
1. Team pursuit *3.37,17 9 November 2013 Olympic Oval, Calgary
2. Team pursuit *3.35,60 16 November 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City World record until 15 February 2020
* together with Sven Kramer and Jan Blokhuijsen

Tournament overview


Season
Dutch
Championships
Single
Distances
Dutch
Championships
Allround
European
Championships
World
Championships
Allround
World
Championships
Single
Distances
Olympic
Games
World
Cup
GWC
Dutch
Championships
Allround
Junior
World
Championships
Junior
Allround

2007–2008

4th 500m
7th 5000m
7th 1500m
8th 10000m
5th overall
CHANGCHUN

6th 500m
2 3000m
3 1500m
1 5000m
2 overall
1 Team pursuit

2008–2009

8th 1500m
7th 5000m

7th 500m
6th 5000m
4th 1500m
5th 10000m
4th overall
HEERENVEEN

31st 500m
6th 5000m
7th 1500m
8th 10000m
12th overall

1 500m
1 3000m
2 1500m
1 5000m
1 overall
ZAKOPANE

5th 500m
1 3000m
3 1500m
1 overall
1 Team pursuit

2009–2010

9th 1500m
4th 5000m
8th 10000m

3 500m
6th 5000m
4th 1500m
5th 10000m
3 overall

21st 5km/10km
2 Team pursuit

5th 500m
1 3000m
1 1500m
1 5000m
1 overall
MOSCOW

4th 500m
1 3000m
2 1500m
1 5000m
1 overall
3 1000m
3 Team pursuit

2010–2011

10th 1000m
6th 1500m
7th 5000m

1 500m
4th 5000m
4th 1500m
3 10000m
2 overall
COLLALBO

3 500m
2 5000m
6th 1500m
4th 10000m
3 overall
CALGARY

5th 500m
2 5000m
7th 1500m
5th 10000m
4th overall
INZELL

3 Team pursuit

36th 1500m
8th Team pursuit

2011–2012

10th 1500m
10th 5000m

4th 500m
2 5000m
3 1500m
3 10000m
2 overall
BUDAPEST

10th 500m
7th 5000m
5th 1500m
5th 10000
4th overall
MOSCOW

2 500m
4th 5000m
6th 1500m
5th 10000m
3 overall
HEERENVEEN

14th 1500m
1 Team pursuit

11th 1500m
33rd 5km/10km
1 Team pursuit
28th GWC

2012–2013

8th 1000m
DQ 1500m
9th 5000m

26th 500m
DNS 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
NC overall
HAMAR

6th 500m
6th 5000m
9th 1500m
DNQ 10000m
9th overall
SOCHI

14th 1500m
1 Team pursuit

9th 1500m
1 Team pursuit

27th GWC

2013–2014

2 1000m
1 1500m
5th 5000m

1 500m
1 5000m
1 1500m
2 10000m
1 overall
HAMAR

4th 500m
4th 5000m
1 1500m
2 10000m
2 overall
HEERENVEEN

2 500m
2 5000m
2 1500m
3 10000m
1 overall
SOCHI

6th 1000m
2 1500m
1 Team pursuit

5th 1000m
1 1500m
24th 5km/10km
1 Team pursuit

2 GWC

2014–2015

3 1000m
2 1500m
6th 5000m

1 500m
6th 5000m
2 1500m
6th 10000m
3 overall
CHELYABINSK

1 500m
4th 5000m
2 1500m
5th 10000m
2 overall
CALGARY

DNF 500m
WDR 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
NC overall
HEERENVEEN

3 1500m
1 Team pursuit

16th 1000m
11th 1500m
24th 5km/10km
42nd Mass start
32nd GWC
2017–2018
2016–2017 4th 1000m
4th 1500m
1 500m
9th 5000m
DNS 1500m
DNS 10000m
NC overall

2017–2018

3 1000m
1 1500m
GANGNEUNG

9th 1000m
11th 1500m
3 Mass start
3 Team pursuit

11th 1000m
4th 1500m
3 Team pursuit
2018–2019
2019–2020 5th 1000m
3 1500m
2 Mass start
43rd 1000m
24th 1500m
2020–2021 3 500m
12th 5000m
3 1500m
7th 10000m
5th overall

Source:

World Cup overview

Season 1000 meter
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014 4th 9th 8th 4th 5th
2014–2015 6th 7th 13th
2017–2018 6th 2 6th
2019–2020 4th(b)
Season 1500 meter
2009–2010
2010–2011 3rd(b)
2011–2012 1st(b) 9th 3
2012–2013 10th 1 12th 4th 11th 13th
2013–2014 1 3 2 3 2
2014–2015 3 5th 9th
2017–2018
2019–2020 1st(b) 1st(b)
Season 5000/10000 meter
2009–2010 7th 11th
2010–2011
2011–2012 2nd(b)
2012–2013
2013–2014 5th
2014–2015 6th
2017–2018
2019–2020
Season Team pursuit
2009–2010 1
2010–2011 3 5th
2011–2012 11th 1
2012–2013 1 1 1 1
2013–2014 1 1
2014–2015
2017–2018 10th 1
2019–2020
Season Mass start
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015 21st
2017–2018
2019–2020

Source:

  • – = Did not participate
  • (b) = Division B
  • DNS = Did not start
  • DNQ = Did not qualify
  • DQ = Disqualified
  • NC = No classification

Medals won

Championship Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Olympic Games 1 1 2
Dutch Single Distances 2 3 3
Dutch Allround 7 5 8
European Allround 2 5 2
World Single Distances 1 5 2
World Allround 3 0 2
World Cup 14 3 7
World Junior 8 3 4
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