Ingrid Roelinda Haringa (11 July 1964) is a police officer and a former Dutch speed skater and racing cyclist.[1]


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Ingrid Haringa began her career as a speed skater. During the late eighties she belonged to the best sprinters in the Netherlands. At the Dutch Championships, she won four gold medals: in 1987 and 1988 at 500 meters in 1988 and 1989 at the 1000 meters. She participated on behalf of the Dutch team at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. She ended 15th at the 500 meters and 21st at the 1000 meters. At the World Sprint Championships in 1989 she ended fourth. After this tournament, she shifted her focus to cycling.[1][2]

Personal bests:[1]

  • 500 m – 40.61 (1988)
  • 1000 m – 1:21.41 (1989)
  • 1500 m – 2:10.56 (1987)
  • 3000 m – 4:43.62 (1990)
  • 5000 m – 8:21.8 (1983)


In 1991 she debuted on the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Stuttgart. There, she started on the team pursuitsprint and the points race. On the latter two components directly at her debut, she became world champion. After this tournament, she defended her world title in the points race for three years in a row. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, she won a bronze medal in the sprint. Her performance at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta was even better, as she won bronze in the sprint, as well as silver in the points race. In 1996, she even competed in the road race, despite being a sprinter; however, she has not finished the race.[1]

Because of her performances at the velodrome, she was elected Dutch Sportswoman of the Year in 1991 and in 1996.[1]

Post-active career[edit]Edit

In 1998 she went back to the skating track, but now as coach of Gianni Romme and Bob de Jong. After one season Haringa was succeeded by the American Peter Mueller.

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