Athlete Profile - Kjeld NUIS

Kjeld NUIS
Birth Date:  10 Nov 1989
Age:  28
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  188
Weight (Kg):  87

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's 500m  
Men's 1,000m 1 Gold
Men's 1,500m 1 Gold

Kjeld NUIS - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 20:00
Men's 1,500m
Fri, 23 Feb 19:00
Men's 1,000m

Biographical Information

Highlights World Single Distances Championships
2017Gangneung, KOR1st (1:08.26)1st (1:44.36)
2016Kolomna, RUS3rd (1:08.47)2nd (1:45.66)
2015Heerenveen, NED3rd (1:08.71)9th (1:46.32)
2013Sochi, RUS4th (1:09.42)10th (1:48.17)
2012Heerenveen, NED2nd (1:08.79)8th (1:47.06)
2011Inzell, GER2nd (1:08.67)-

World Sprint Championships
YearLocationSprint Combination
2017Calgary, AB, CAN3rd (136.300)
2016Seoul, KOR2nd (139.995)

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
2017/2018-2 x 1st1 x 3rd
2016/2017-5 x 1st3 x 1st
2015/20161 x 13th2 x 1st1 x 1st
2014/2015-2 x 1st1 x 1st

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
12017/20181,000mErfurt, GER1:08.40
12017/20181,000mErfurt, GER1:08.57
22017/20181,000mCalgary, AB, CAN1:06.96
32017/20181,500mCalgary, AB, CAN1:42.27
42017/20181,000mStavanger, NOR1:08.95
72017/20181,000mHeerenveen, NED1:09.06
72017/20181,500mStavanger, NOR1:46.11

European Sprint Championships
YearLocationSprint Combination
2017Heerenveen, NED2nd (139.700)

MS - Mass Start, TSP - Team Sprint, MC - Mini Combination, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified
Hobbies Inline skating, break dancing, music, snowboarding. (, 2015)
Occupation Athlete
Family Partner Jill de Robles, son Jax [2016]
Languages spoken Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Coach Jac Orie [LottoNL-Jumbo], NED; Geert Kuiper [national], NED (, 07 Oct 2017;, 05 Oct 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives His partner Jill de Robles was named Miss Holland in 2011. (, 03 Dec 2015)
Injuries He suffered a minor shoulder injury after he fell off his mountain bike while training in December 2016. He recovered in time to compete at the 2016 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands, where he triumphed in the 1000m and 1500m. (, 10 Dec 2016)
Start He began skating at age seven on a course in Leiden, Netherlands. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017, 12 Mar 2012)
Reason His first recollection of skating was of watching Dutch speed skater Rintje Ritsma compete in a World Cup race on television. He took up the sport because he enjoyed the movement and the feeling of it. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017;, 02 Dec 2010)
Ambition To win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 18 Oct 2017)
Memorable Achievement Winning gold in the 1000m and 1500m at the 2017 World Single Distances Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. (, 12 Feb 2017)
Influence His father, and his partner. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Philosophy "Carpe diem." [Sieze the day] (Athlete, 27 Jan 2017)
Additional information General
After missing out on selection for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, he began seeing a sports psychologist. Prior to this he says he was easily affected by factors out of his control, such as an ice resurfacer coming on just before his race. "I could then become stressed and feel that everything wasn't optimal." Through the psychologist he says he has learnt to adjust his mental approach and accept things that are out of his control, and has implemented techniques such as breathing exercises, counting heartbeats and writing things down to cope with stress. "I am convinced that it works for me." (, 18 Oct 2017;, 30 Dec 2017)

He has a large tattoo of a clock being held up by two hands on his left upper arm with letters on the clock-face. "The letters are the initials of my parents and my little brother. It stands for timeless love. My parents and my brother have always been there for me. It is just nice to show that the meaning of the tattoo is something human." (, 21 Nov 2015)

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