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. He won three gold medals at the 1972 Winter Olympics, becoming, along with Galina Kulakova of Soviet Union, the most successful athlete there.
|Full name||Adrianus Schenk|
|Born||16 September 1944|
Anna Paulowna, Netherlands
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (198 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||500 m: 39.8 (1971)|
1000 m: 1:20.6 (1968)
1500 m: 2:05.3 (1966)
3000 m: 4:08.3 (1972)
5000 m: 7:09.8 (1972)
10 000 m: 14:55.9 (1971)
Former Dutch speed skater who won three gold medals at the 1972 Olympics after competing in his first Olympics in 1968.
He is the son of Anjali and Artur Schenk.
At the 1966 European Championships in Deventer, he earned his first gold medal.
He won 3 Olympic gold medals and 1 silver.
At the age of 77,
Ard Schenk height is 6′ 3″.
His weight is 198 lbs .
He is one of the few Olympians to win 2 gold medals in a single Olympics, along with swimmer Michael Phelps .
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● Ard Schenk was born on September 16, 1944 (age 77) in Netherlands ● He is a celebrity speed skater ● The parents of Ard Schenk are Klaas Schenk ● His spouse is Carolien van der Heijden (m. 2004), Christine Schermeij (m. 1975–1975)● His height is 6′ 3″● His weight is 198 lbs
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