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Ice skating, Silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games, Medals - World champion, European champion, national champion

DutchBorn Leo VISSER

Speed skater

Born on January 13, 1966 in Haastrecht , Netherlands (55 years)

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Leendert "Leo" Visser (born 13 January 1966) is Dutch former speed skater, who in 1989 won the World Allround championships and European championships.

At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary he won a silver medal in the 5000 m and a bronze medal in the 10 000 meter. Four years later, at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, Visser won a bronze medal in both the 1,500 and the 5,000 metres, behind Norwegians Johann Olav Koss and Geir Karlstad.


Nationally, he won the allround titles in 1988, 1989 and 1991, as well as four distance titles.

After his career as a speed skater, Visser became a pilot and he is now captain on the Boeing 777 for Dutch airline KLM. In 2002, he was the chef de mission for the Dutch Olympic team. His wife, Sandra Voetelink, is also a former Olympic speed skater.

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