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Yvonne van Gennip

Speed Skater Yvonne van Gennip

Profession: Speed Skater

Nationality:
Netherlands
Dutch

Why Famous: Won Olympic gold medals in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m events in 1988.

Born: May 1, 1964
Birthplace: Haarlem, Netherlands
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1987-03-19 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
  • 1987-03-20 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies' world record 5 km (7:20.36)
  • 1988-02-23 Yvonne van Gennip skates female record 3k (4:11.94)
  • 1988-02-28 Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
  • 1988-03-19 Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15:25.25)

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