|Full name||Jochem Simon Uytdehaage|
|birthday||July 9, 1976|
|place of birth||Utrecht|
Uytdehaage suddenly achieved fame in 2002 when he became Olympic champion in the 5000 and 10,000 meters at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City without any previous international success . He ran world records on both routes and was the first person to manage the 10,000 meters in under 13 minutes. He also won the silver medal over 1500 meters at these games.
In the further course of the year Uytdehaage became world champion in all- around in Heerenveen and all-around European champion in Erfurt . For his successes in 2002, the Dutchman was awarded the Oscar Mathisen Memorial Trophy .
In 2003 he won gold over 5000 meters at the individual distance world championship in Berlin.
After a serious car accident in 2004, Uytdehaage was never able to recover properly. Although he was able to win gold at the European Championships in 2005, his comeback attempts were unsatisfactory in the long term and he was unable to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin due to further injuries. In February 2007 he announced his retirement from competitive sports.
Uytdehaage led the nobility calendar for 1373 days.
|500 m||36.27 sec||November 19, 2005||Salt Lake City|
|1000 m||1: 11.36 min||February 24, 2001||Calgary|
|1500 m||1: 44.57 min||February 19, 2002||Salt Lake City|
|3000 m||3: 43.28 min||March 16, 2001||Calgary|
|5000 m||6: 14.66 min-1||February 9, 2002||Salt Lake City|
|10,000 m||12: 58.92 min-1||February 22, 2002||Salt Lake City|
¹ = world record at the time of the run
- Statistics at speed skating news
- Jochem Uytdehaage in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
- Official website of Jochem Uytdehaage (in Dutch)
- Photos by Jochem Uytdehaage at DESGphoto
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Uytdehaage, Jochem Simon (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch speed skater|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 9, 1976|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Utrecht|