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Carlijn Achtereekte

Speed Skating NED

Carlijn Achtereekte

Carlijn Achtereekte
  • Birth date 1/29/1990
  • Birthplace Lettele
  • Residence Lettele
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 132 lbs

Biography

  • Residence
  • Lettele, NED
  • Club / Team
  • Lotto Jumbo: Netherlands
  • Hobbies
  • Shopping, cycling, having lunch with friends. (carlijnachtereekte.nl, 02 Nov 2014)
  • Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
  • She carries a necklace with a picture of her late mother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2011)
  • Why this sport?
  • Her father encouraged her to try the sport and she began enjoying it more and more.
  • Most influential person in career
  • Coach Johan Frederiksen, her father and her brother. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2011)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Dutch speed skater Erben Wennemars. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2011)
  • Ambitions
  • To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (schaatsen.nl, 12 Apr 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Jac Orie [club], NED
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She began skating at about age nine or 10 at the Deventer IJsclub in the Netherlands.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • Dutch, English
  • Other information
  • EDUCATION
    She studied psychomotor therapy at university, which incorporates medical, psychological, kinesiological, and rehabilitative components. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011; benthamscience.com, 2010)
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