Jaap Eden Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Jaap Eden (Jacobus Johannes Eden, Jaap)

Last Updated: 03 May, 2024 | Views: 215

Age: 51

Profession: Sports Men

Other Profession(s): Athlete, Speed Skating, Bicycle Racing

Famous For: World Championship Winner Dutch Athlete

Jaap Eden Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
19 Oct, 1873 (51 Years 03 Months 14 Days)

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Birth Place

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Died on
02 Feb, 1925

Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Jaap Eden Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Jaap Eden was born on 19 October 1873 in Groningen, Netherlands. Jaap Eden was the only male athlete to win world championships in speed skating and bicycle racing. Jaap Eden's gymnastics teacher's father could not care for the baby alone and sent him to the grandparents, who owned a hotel near Santpoort. Jaap Eden's skating technique was noticed by the best professional Dutch skater, Klaas Pander, who invited the 15-year-old Eden to join him in training.

Jaap Eden Career: 

Jaap Eden Win Short Track Race:

• Jaap Eden's first important victory came in a track race over 160m in December 1890.
• At age 17, Jaap Eden was allowed by the Dutch Federation to enroll for the world championships.

Jaap Eden Compere in Prince of Orange Cup in England:

• Jaap Eden participated in the Prince of Orange Cup in England, where he won the first international competition title.
• Jaap Eden played bandy on an elite level when it was introduced to the Netherlands in 1891.

Jaap Eden Won the 1500m and 5000m Dutch Championships: 

• Jaap Eden won the 1500m and 5000m Dutch championships. And his skating time in the 1500 m, 2:35.0. Jaap Eden is the first ISU-recognized world record in that distance.

• Jaap Eden, who trained in Norway earlier that winter, a favorite for the world championships.

Jaap Eden Challenged By Frederiksen For 500 Run.

• Frederiksen rechallenged Jaap Eden in the first run of the 500m on the second day, but in the final round, Eden again beat the Norwegian.

• It meant Jaap Eden's third victory, sufficient for the world title. Frederiksen skated the first international record in the 10000m.
Jaap Eden Paired with Frederiksen for World Championship 

• The 500m, saw Jaap Eden paired with Frederiksen. The Norwegian made a start but was unknown from the until the finish.

• Jaap Eden, convinced Frederiksen would be disqualified, skated alone, finishing in 50.4 seconds.
Jaap Eden Awards: 
• 1972: Dutch Sportsman of the Year
• 1893: World All-round Championships
• 1895: World All-round Championships
• 1896: World All-round Championships
Jaap Eden Unknown Facts:

Made World Record: Jaap Eden skated has an international record in 10,000m. skating with 19:12.4, he was half a minute ahead of the others. The record last for nearly 17 years until it was broken from 0.4 seconds by Nikolay Strunnikov.

FAQs Of Jaap Eden

Who was Jaap Eden? 

Jaap Eden is the first male athlete to win world championships in speed skating and bicycle races.

What was the skating world record of Jaap Eden? 

Jaap Eden had the world record of 10,000m. skating with 19:12.4, Eden was half a minute fast from others.

Jaap Eden Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

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Jaap Eden Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Johannes Eden

Mother's Name
Maria Baale

Louise Elisabeth Prinsen



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