Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Vancouver 2010
Games Results Sport Event
Vancouver 2010
#10 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#6 Speed Skating Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Turin 2006
Games Results Sport Event
Turin 2006
#9 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#2
Speed Skating 3,000 metres
#9 Speed Skating 5,000 metres
#6 Speed Skating Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Salt Lake City 2002
Games Results Sport Event
Salt Lake City 2002
#AC Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#2
Speed Skating 3,000 metres

Renate GROENEWOLD

Netherlands
Speed skating
Height
180 cm / 5'11''
Weight
74 kg / 162 pounds
Birth date
8 Oct 1976 Veendam, Netherlands
Gender
Female

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Renate GROENEWOLD biography

Renate Groenewold has been among the top Dutch allround skaters since 1999, and has won three international titles. In 2004, she defeated Claudia Pechstein in a last lap battle to become World Allround Champion. In 2008, she added a world title in the team pursuit, while winning the 3000 m world title in 2009. At that distance, her favourite event, she has won two Olympic silver medals. In Salt Lake City, she finished behind Pechstein, and in 2006 only teammate Wüst was faster. Groenewold is aiming to win a gold medal in Vancouver 2010. Meanwhile Groenewold's award list contains many medals. She has won six medals at European Championships, with her best placing (2nd) coming in 2006. In national championships, she won 9 distance titles in 1500 m, 3000 m and 5000 m, and three allround titles. Groenewold has also won 11 World Cup races, in the 3000 m, 5000 m and team pursuit.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.48 (2002); 1000 – 1:17.16 (2001); 1500 – 1:55.29 (2005); 3000 – 3:55.98 (2007); 5000 – 7:01.21 (2004).

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