Ard Schenk

Speed Skater, Olympic athlete

1944 –


Who is Ard Schenk?

Adrianus "Ard" Schenk 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. He won three gold medals at the 1972 Winter Olympics, becoming, along with Galina Kulakova of Soviet Union, the most successful athlete there.


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Sep 16, 1944
Anna Paulowna
Also known as
  • Adrianus Schenk
  • Netherlands
Lived in
  • North Holland

on July 23, 2013