Rintje Ritsma Edit Profile
His nickname is the Beer van Lemmer, which translates to the Bear from Lemmer, analogous to Igor Zhelezovski's nickname "The Bear from Minsk", both of which are in reference to their imposing physical appearance. He participated in five Winter Olympics, winning two silver and four bronze medals, from the 1994, 1998 and 2006 Games. He also stood at the top of the alltime world ranking, the Adelskalender, for a long time (1,125 days in total).
World records Over the course of his career, Ritsma skated 4 world records: Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com Personal records Source: SpeedskatingResults.com Medals.