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Ard Schenk

Full Name: Adrianus "Ard" Schenk
Profession: Speed Skater

Nationality:
Netherlands
Dutch

Why Famous: Won 3 Olympic gold medals at the 1972 Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo, Japan.

Born: September 16, 1944
Birthplace: Anna Paulowna, Netherlands
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Events in the Life of Ard Schenk

  • 1966-01-26 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
  • 1966-01-30 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
  • 1970-02-15 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 1971-01-16 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
  • 1971-01-20 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
  • 1972-01-23 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion
  • 1972-02-04 Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk wins the 5,000m at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins the 1,500m and 10,000m gold medals
  • 1972-02-06 Dutch speed skater Ard Schenk follows his win in the 5,000m with victory in the 1,500m, on his way to 3 gold medals at the Sapporo Winter Olympics; also wins 10,000m
  • 1972-02-07 Dutch Olympic 1,500m and 5,000m speed skating champion Ard Schenk wins his 3rd gold medal at the Sapporo Winter Games when he takes out the 10,000m
  • 1972-02-20 Ard Schenk wins world championship for speed skating

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