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Ard Schenk

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Adrianus "Ard" Schenk (born 16 September 1944) is a former speed skater from the Netherlands, who is considered to be one of the best in history. His first Olympic success came in 1968, when he won a silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics. Between 1970 and 1972 Winter Olympics, Schenk won three consecutive World Allround Speed Skating Championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ard Schenk has received more than 60,348 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ard Schenk is the 12th most popular skater (up from 21st in 2019), the 364th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 485th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Skater.

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  • 23

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Among skaters, Ard Schenk ranks 12 out of 315Before him are Tonya Harding, Clas Thunberg, Oleg Protopopov, Ondrej Nepela, Karl Schäfer, and Ludmila Belousova. After him are Ivar Ballangrud, Madge Syers, Lidiya Skoblikova, Eteri Tutberidze, Sjoukje Dijkstra, and Hjalmar Andersen.

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Among people born in 1944, Ard Schenk ranks 212Before him are Edgar Froese, Tim Rice, James Michel, Mordechai Spiegler, Stockard Channing, and Adriano Galliani. After him are Alan Stivell, Fernando Ocáriz Braña, Patrick Sercu, Thongsing Thammavong, Rocío Dúrcal, and Taylor Hackford.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Ard Schenk ranks 364 out of 1,427Before him are Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Simon de Vlieger (1601), Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798), Wil van Gogh (1862), Joseph Luns (1911), and Jan Timman (1951). After him are Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten (1927), Cristina Deutekom (1931), Charles II, Duke of Guelders (1467), Louis Andriessen (1939), Dirk V, Count of Holland (1053), and Jan Dirksz Both (1618).

Among SKATERS In Netherlands

Among skaters born in Netherlands, Ard Schenk ranks 1After him are Sjoukje Dijkstra (1942), Kees Verkerk (1942), Ireen Wüst (1986), Wim van der Voort (1923), Stien Kaiser (1938), Sven Kramer (1986), Kees Broekman (1927), Carry Geijssen (1947), Petra Burka (1946), Irene Schouten (1992), and Annie Borckink (1951).