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Koen Verweij

Koen Verweij
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Koen Verweij

Koen Verweij
  • Birth date 8/26/1990
  • Birthplace Alkmaar
  • Hometown Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • Residence Amsterdam
  • Height/Weight 5'11"/ 174 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Koen Verweij was a member of the dominant Dutch speed skating team in Sochi, where he made his Olympic debut at 23 years old. He earned a gold medal with the Dutch men in the team pursuit event, then nearly claimed a second gold in the 1500m—he had to settle for silver after finishing 0.003 seconds behind Poland’s Zbigniew Brodka. Verweij earned another team pursuit gold and a 1500m bronze medal at the 2015 World Single Distance Championships.
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Getting to know Koen Verweij

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Taught to skate by his grandfather

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Grew up outside of Amsterdam

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Sliced his leg with his own skate during a crash at the 2012 Dutch sprint nationals

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