Renate GROENEWOLD

Netherlands NED

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    2 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • Year of Birth
    1976
Olympic Results

Biography

Renate GROENEWOLD

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).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

#10
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Team Pursuit (6 laps) Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#9
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
#9
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
Team Pursuit (6 laps)
Team Pursuit (6 laps) Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#AC
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating