Speed Skating Canada

National Team | Long Track

Ted-Jan Bloemen

BIOGRAPHY

Born in the Netherlands, Ted-Jan Bloemen relocated to Canada (his father Gerhard-Jan was born in New Brunswick) and joined the national team program for the 2014-2015 season. He has gone on to reach the podium at every level, quickly becoming the country’s most decorated male long-distance skater.

Bloemen spent eight years in the highly competitive Dutch speed skating system, first representing his native Netherlands on the World Cup circuit in 2007 and at the World Allround Championships in 2010 and 2012, finishing fourth overall in his debut. After failing to qualify for Sochi 2014, he made the decision to move to Canada with the hopes of finding a training environment that could help him reach his full potential, which he found in Calgary.

At PyeongChang 2018, Bloemen ended an 86-year Olympic medal drought for Canada in the men’s long-distance events, winning silver in the 5000m and setting a new Olympic record to capture gold in the 10,000m. He is a six-time World Championship medalist – which includes two silver and one bronze as a member of a resurgent Team Pursuit squad – and has captured 26 World Cup medals over the course of his career.

Bloemen was the recipient of the Jeremy Wotherspoon Award for Male Long Track Athlete of the Year in 2016 and 2018, while also brining home the prestigious Oscar Mathisen Award in 2016 for the most outstanding speed skating performance of the season.

A car racing enthusiast, he lives in Calgary with his wife Marlinde and young daughter Fiene (2019).

QUICK FACTS

DATE OF BIRTH

August 16, 1986

BIRTHPLACE

Leiderdorp, Netherlands

HOMETOWN

Gouda, Netherlands

TRAINING CENTRE

Olympic Oval (Calgary)

COACH

Bart Schouten

CLUB

Schaatsclub Gouda, Ichiban Speed Skating Club

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Californication

NON-SPEED SKATING IDOL

Lewis Hamilton

HOBBIES

Car Racing/Sim Racing

FAVOURITE PLACE TO SKATE

Salt Lake City, USA

BEST ADVICE

“All you need is courage”

FAVOURITE SPORT

Formula 1

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RESULTS

SEASON COMPETITION EVENT POSITION
2018 Olympic Games 10000m 1
2018 Olympic Games 5000m 2
2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m 1
2018/2019 World Allround Championships 10000m 2
2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 2
2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 2
2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 10000m 2
2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 10000m 2
2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 3
2009/2010 World Allround Championships 5000m 3
2009/2010 World Allround Championships 10000m 3
2017/2018 World Cup (Overall Rankings) 5000m/10000m 1
2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City Team Pursuit 1
2015/2016 World Cup Calgary Team Pursuit 1
2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City 10000m 1
2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 5000m 1
2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City 5000m 1
2016/2017 World Cup (Overall Rankings) 5000m/10000m 2
2016/2017 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 2
2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Pursuit 2
2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 2
2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger 5000m 2
2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 10000m 2
2019/2020 World Cup Calgary 5000m 2
2017/2018 World Cup Calgary 5000m 2
2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m 2
2007/2008 World Cup Baselga di Piné Team Pursuit 2
2018/2019 World Cup Salt Lake City 5000m 3
2015/2016 World Cup Calgary 5000m 3
2018/2019 World Cup Hamar 5000m 3
2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Pursuit 3
2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m 3
2020/2021 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 3
2019/2020 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m 3
2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 5000m 3
2016/2017 World Cup Astana 5000m 3
2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 5000m 3
2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszów Mazowiecki 5000m 2
2021/2022 World Cup Tomaszów Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 2
2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger 10000m 3
2021/2022 World Cup Calgary 5000m 3
2021/2022 World Cup Calgary Team Pursuit 3
2021/2022 Four Continents Championships 5000m 1
2021/2022 Four Continents Championships 1500m 2
2021/2022 Four Continents Championships Team Pursuit 1
2021/2022 World Cup (Overall Rankings) 5000m/10000m 3
SEASON
2018
COMPETITION
Olympic Games
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2018
COMPETITION
Olympic Games
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Single Distances Championships
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2018/2019
COMPETITION
World Allround Championships
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2014/2015
COMPETITION
World Single Distances Championships
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2020/2021
COMPETITION
World Single Distances Championships
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2015/2016
COMPETITION
World Single Distances Championships
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Single Distances Championships
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2015/2016
COMPETITION
World Single Distances Championships
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
3
SEASON
2009/2010
COMPETITION
World Allround Championships
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2009/2010
COMPETITION
World Allround Championships
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup (Overall Rankings)
EVENT
5000m/10000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup Salt Lake City
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
1
SEASON
2015/2016
COMPETITION
World Cup Calgary
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
1
SEASON
2015/2016
COMPETITION
World Cup Salt Lake City
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2016/2017
COMPETITION
World Cup Berlin
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup Salt Lake City
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2016/2017
COMPETITION
World Cup (Overall Rankings)
EVENT
5000m/10000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2016/2017
COMPETITION
World Cup Astana
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Cup Nur-Sultan
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2020/2021
COMPETITION
World Cup Heerenveen
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2016/2017
COMPETITION
World Cup Stavanger
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup Stavanger
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Cup Calgary
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup Calgary
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup Heerenveen
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2007/2008
COMPETITION
World Cup Baselga di Piné
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2018/2019
COMPETITION
World Cup Salt Lake City
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2015/2016
COMPETITION
World Cup Calgary
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2018/2019
COMPETITION
World Cup Hamar
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Cup Nagano
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
3
SEASON
2016/2017
COMPETITION
World Cup Heerenveen
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2020/2021
COMPETITION
World Cup Heerenveen
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
3
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Cup Heerenveen
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2015/2016
COMPETITION
World Cup Stavanger
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2016/2017
COMPETITION
World Cup Astana
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2017/2018
COMPETITION
World Cup Erfurt
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
World Cup Tomaszów Mazowiecki
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
World Cup Tomaszów Mazowiecki
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
2
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
World Cup Stavanger
EVENT
10000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
World Cup Calgary
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
3
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
World Cup Calgary
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
3
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
Four Continents Championships
EVENT
5000m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
Four Continents Championships
EVENT
1500m
POSITION
2
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
Four Continents Championships
EVENT
Team Pursuit
POSITION
1
SEASON
2021/2022
COMPETITION
World Cup (Overall Rankings)
EVENT
5000m/10000m
POSITION
3