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Lotte van Beek

Speed Skating NED

Lotte van Beek

Lotte van Beek
  • Birth date 12/09/1991
  • Birthplace Zwolle
  • Residence Heerenveen
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 152 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Heerenveen, NED
  • Club / Team
  • Team Lotto NL-Jumbo [NED] / Deventer IJsclub [NED]:
  • Hobbies
  • Hockey, skiing. (lottevanbeek.nl, 21 Feb 2014)
  • Injuries
  • She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while skiing in April 2014. She had surgery on the injury the following month. (teamcorendon.nl, 29 May 2014; telegraaf.nl, 24 Apr 2014)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Competing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • "My parents love skating on natural ice. They wanted to give me the same experience and signed me up with a skating club so I could learn how to do it and join them."
  • Most influential person in career
  • Her parents and all the coaches who have trained her. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017; 18 Nov 2012)
  • Hero / Idol
  • English racing driver Lewis Hamilton, Belgian-Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen, Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (schaatsen.nl, 23 Apr 2016)
  • Name of coach
  • Jac Orie [club], NED; Henk Hospes [personal], NED
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She got her first skates at age two or three. She first skated near her house with her parents and joined the Deventer IJsclub in the Netherlands at age seven.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • Dutch, English, German
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Skating is my destiny." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
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