Kamminga gets five titles at the Dutch inline championships ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


23 août 2020

Kamminga gets five titles at the Dutch inline championships

Manon Kamminga was dominant at the 2020 Dutch inline championships held last weekend.

By Jackob Savard
Picture: Jaap Hop (from a previous competition)

Some of the best Dutch inline speed skaters were in Heerenveen and Wolvega to compete for the 2020 Dutch champion titles both on the track and on the road. For this competition, the Junior A skaters competed with the seniors.

Five in six for Kamminga
Manon Kamminga was almost perfect during the weekend winning five of the six races she started. The only event she didn’t win was the 500m in which she helped Lianne van Loon get the title. She voluntarily stopped skating for a moment thus blocking the other skaters in the race to let van Loon escape and win. Kamminga is van Loon’s coach and they had agreed on that tactic before the race. Maya de Jong and Bente Kerkhoff, the other finalists, were both disappointed about the way the race went.

Two wins for Kwant
Rémon Kwant was one of the best sprinters of this championship. The 25-year-old Dutchman won the 200m and the one lap sprint. In addition to these two titles, he also took two bronze medals in the 500m and 1000m.

Rick and Kay Schipper fill up on medals
Rick and Kay Schipper's names were on everyone's lips last weekend as they collectively won 7 medals, including three Dutch titles. In the 1000m and 500m, Rick took the coveted titles, while Kay skated a near-perfect elimination race to take home the honours in that distance.

Surprise victory for junior Christian Haasjes
Young Christian Haasjes was initially supposed to help his brother Ronald win the track points race, but as the race progressed, the 18-year-old skater found himself in a better position than his brother to win and didn't miss his chance. Haasjes finished the race with 17 points to win the title. Kay Schipper finished second with 11 points and Ronald Haasjes third with 10 points. This makes a junior skater currently holding the title of Dutch Champion in the points race. 

Ter Haar champion in the road points race
The experienced Luc ter Haar won the only race in which he took part, the points road race collecting 14 points. His closest rival Tom den Heijer finished with 9 points.

The marathon and 100m sprint Dutch champions will be held next week.

Full results are available HERE (Uitslagen)

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