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Tonny de Jong (born 17 July 1974 in Scharsterbrug) is a former Dutch speed skater, who was raised in Heerenveen and now lives in Calgary with Canadian speed skater Mark Knoll, whom she married in 2003.[1]

She won three Dutch Allround Championships and numerous gold medals on the 3000 m and the 5000 m at the Dutch Single Distance Championships. In 1997 and 1999 she became European Allround Champion.[2] De Jong was the first skater who mastered the clap skate.[3]

At the 2002 Winter Olympics she had little success, but she did appear in a nude pictorial in the March issue of the Dutch Playboy. After the following World Allround Championships she ended her speedskating career.

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Medals[edit]Edit

An overview of medals won by de Jong at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics
World Allround 1997

1999

World Sprint
World Single Distance 1999 (3000 m) 1999 (1500 m)

1999 (5000 m) 2000 (5000 m)

World Cup 1997 (3000 / 5000 m) 1997 (1500 m) 1999 (1500 m)
European Allround 1997

1999

1995
Dutch Allround 1997

1998 2001

1995

1996 2000

Dutch Sprint 1999
Dutch Single Distance 1996 (3000 m)

1996 (5000 m) 1997 (3000 m) 1998 (3000 m) 2001 (1500 m) 2001 (3000 m) 2001 (5000 m)

1993 (1500 m)

1993 (5000 m) 1994 (1500 m) 1994 (5000 m) 1997 (5000 m) 1998 (1000 m) 1998 (1500 m) 2000 (1000 m) 2000 (3000 m)

1997 (1500 m)

2000 (1500 m)

Personal records[edit]Edit

To put these personal records in perspective, the last column (WR) lists the official world records on the dates that de Jong skated her personal records.

Distance Time Date Venue WR
500 m 39.36 27 January 2002 Calgary 37.22
1000 m 1:16.23 21 February 1999 Calgary 1:14.96
1500 m 1:56.02 20 February 2002 Salt Lake City 1:54.38
3000 m 4:00.49 10 February 2002 Salt Lake City 3:59.26
5000 m 7:01.17 23 February 2002 Salt Lake City 6:52.44
Small combination 163.497 10 January 1999 Heerenveen 163.020

De Jong has an Adelskalender score of 160.231. Her highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a 3rd place.

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