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Maria Aaltje ("Marianne") Timmer (born 3 October 1974 in Sappemeer) is a Dutch speed skater specializing in the middle distances (1000 and 1500 m). At the 1998 Winter OlympicsTimmer won a gold medal in both these events.

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Personal life[edit]Edit

She is married to ex-goalkeeper Henk Timmer. She was previously married to her former coach Peter Mueller.

Speed skating career[edit]Edit

In 1999 she won the 1000 m in the World Single Distance Championships and in 2004 became world champion in the sprint. In 2006, she won the 1000 m in the Olympic Games in Turin. This made her the first skater from the Netherlands to win a gold medal at two different Winter Games.

On 13 November 2009, at a World Cup speedskating event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, Timmer sustained breaks in her heel bone when she crashed after Chinese skater Yu Jing fell in front of her during a 500 meter race. Because of the crash, Timmer did not defend her Olympic title in the Vancouver Olympics in February 2010.

Records[edit]Edit

Personal records[edit]Edit

Personal records
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 37.86 17 November 2007 [1]

Calgary

1000 m 1.14.45 17 February 2002 [2]

Salt Lake City

1500 m 1.57.58 16 February 1998 [3]

Nagano

3000 m 4.15.76 21 February 2001 [4]

Calgary

5000 m 7.53.32 17 March 1994 [5]

Heerenveen

World records[edit]Edit

Distance Time Date Location
1,500 m 1:57.58 16 February 1998 [6]

Nagano

Small Allround 163.315 16 March 1997 [7]

Calgary

Tournament summary[edit]Edit

Year Dutch Distance Dutch Allround Dutch Sprint [8]

Olympics

World Cup World Distance World Sprint World Juniors
1993 27th
1994 [9] 1000 m

10th 1500 m 11th 3000 m

26th 500 m

26th 1000 m 39th 1500 m

23rd [10]
1995 14th 1500 m NS4 27th 500 m

41st 1000 m 28th 1500 m

1996 [11] 500 m

[12] 1000 m [13] 1500 m 4th 3000 m 8th 5000 m

6th 6th 52nd 1000 m

44th 1500 m 32nd 3k/5k

1997 [14] 8th 500 m

4th 1000 m 6th 1500 m

4th 500 m

[15] 1000 m [16] 1500 m

6th
1998 [17] 500 m

[18] 1000 m [19] 1500 m

[20] 6th 500 m

[21] 1000 m [22] 1500 m

16th 500 m

7th 1000 m 9th 1500 m

14th 500 m

8th 1000 m NF 1500 m

8th
1999 [23] 500 m

[24] 1000 m 4th 1500 m 7th 3000 m

[25] 10th 500 m

7th 1000 m 10th 1500 m

[26] 500 m

[27] 1000 m

4th
2000 [28] 500 m

[29] 1000 m 8th 1500 m

7th [30] 11th 500 m

8th 1000 m 18th 1500 m 30th 3k/5k

10th 500 m

[31] 1000 m

[32]
2001 [33] 500 m

[34] 1000 m 7th 1500 m

[35] 20th 500 m

11th 1000 m 29th 1500 m

9th 500 m

8th 1000 m

6th
2002 [36] 500 m

[37] 1000 m [38] 1500 m

8th 500 m

4th 1000 m 21st 1500 m

17th 500 m

9th 1000 m 14th 1500 m

10th
2003 [39] 500 m

[40] 1000 m 15th 1500 m

[41] 10th 500 m

4th 1000 m 20th 1500 m

9th 500 m

4th 1000 m

8th
2004 [42] 500 m

[43] 1000 m [44] 1500 m

[45] [46] 500 m

[47] 1000 m 6th 1500 m

5th 500 m

[48] 1000 m 9th 1500 m

[49]
2005 [50] 500 m

[51] 1000 m [52] 1500 m

[53] 7th 500 m

[54] 1000 m 15th 1500 m

10th 500 m

[55] 1000 m

11th
2006 [56] 500 m

[57] 1000 m 14th 1500 m

[58] DQ 500 m

[59] 1000 m 14th 1500 m

13th 500 m

6th 1000 m

4th
2007 [60] 500 m

[61] 1000 m

[62] 16th 100 m

14th 500 m 4th 1000 m

NS3
2008 [63] 500 m

6th 1000 m

[64] 15th 100 m

6th 500 m 8th 1000 m

6th 500 m 5th
2009 4th 500 m

9th 1000 m

24th 100 m

15th 500 m 27th 1000 m

11th 500 m
2010 [65] 500 m

[66] 1000 m

31st 500 m

24th 1000 m

2011 fell 500 m

10th 1000 m

NS2
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