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Leendert "Leo" Visser (born 13 January 1966 in Haastrecht) is s a former Dutch Speed skater, who in 1989 won the World Allround championship, the same year in which Visser also became European champion.[1]

At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary he won a silver medal on the 5000 m and a bronze medal on the 10 000 meter. Four years later, at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, Visser won a bronze medal on both the 1,500 and the 5,000 metres, two distances which was coincidently won by the two Norwegians Johann Olav Koss and Geir Karlstad.[1]

Nationally, he won the allround titles in 1988, 1989 and 1991 and four distance titles.[1]

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.[1]

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Records[edit]Edit

[1][2]Leo Visser in 1988===Personal records[edit]===

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500m 38.65 [3]

Davos

1,000m 1:16.21 [4]

Heerenveen

1,500m 1:54.65 [5]

Heerenveen

3,000m 3:59.27 [6]

Heerenveen

5,000m 6:44.98 [7]

Calgary

10,000m 13:58.47 [8]

Heerenveen

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[2]

World records[edit]Edit

Event Time Date Venue
5000 m 6.47,01 February 14, 1987 [9]

Heerenveen

3000 m 3.59,27 March 19, 1987 [10] Heerenveen

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[3]

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