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Jorien ter Mors

Jorien ter Mors
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Jorien ter Mors

Jorien ter Mors
  • Birth date 12/21/1989
  • Birthplace Enschede
  • Residence Heerenveen
  • Height/Weight 5'11"/ 160 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014


The Netherlands’ Jorien ter Mors is the first woman and the second skater ever to compete in both short track and long track speed skating at the same Winter Olympics. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, ter Mors competed in four short track events and two long track events. Her best result on the short track oval was fourth in the 1500m; the next day, she competed in the same distance on the long track and won gold with an Olympic record time. She finished the Sochi Games by collecting another gold in the team pursuit with the Dutch women.

Ter Mors started her skating career in short track, which is far less popular in the Netherlands than long track, and competed in only short track when she made her Olympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She plans to focus more on long track at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. Ter Mors is the 2016 world champion in the 1000m and 1500m distances, and won a bronze medal in the 1000m at the 2017 World Single Distance Championships. But she still trains with a short track team and hopes to compete in the short track relay in PyeongChang.
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Getting to know Jorien ter Mors


Dutch flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics


Won bronze medals at the 2016 and 2017 World Sprint Championships


Trains with a short track speed skating team

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