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16 Sep 1944 Anna Paulowna, Netherlands
190 cm / 90 kg 6'3'' / 198 pounds
Male

The son of speed skating coach Klaas Schenk, Ard Schenk became one of the all-time speed skating greats. Together with compatriot Kees Verkerk, Schenk dominated the sport in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He won the World Championships from 1970-1972, and the European Championships in 1966, 1970 and 1972. He also won two bronze medals at the World Sprint Championships, on account of his 1000 m. After winning an Olympic silver medal in the 1968 Games behind Verkerk, he won three gold medals at the Sapporo Games, emulating the performance of Hjalmar Andersen twenty years earlier. Schenk set 18...

Ard in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
4
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    • 34
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      10,000 metres
  • Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    • =13
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • =2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
  • Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1964
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1964
    • 13
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres

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