Speedskater who also won two medals in his initial Olympics, in 2014: platinum in the 500 meter, and bronze in the 1000 meter event. He 1st joined the worldwide picture when he received metallic in the 500 meter competition in the 2012 Globe Single Range Championships. He received back-to-back Globe Championships in the sprint competition in 2013 and 2014. He includes a twin sibling, Ronald, who became a member of him around the 500 meter podium in the 2014 Olympics. He was among a small number of Dutch sports athletes to earn a precious metal medal in the 2014 Olympics, becoming a member of stars such as for example Sven Kramer.