JUTTA Leerdam has established a name for herself in the sports business.
The sportsman also has a sizable internet following.
Who is Jutta Leerdam?
Jutta Leerdam was born in’s-Gravenzande, Netherlands, on December 30, 1998.
Several championships have been achieved by the Dutch speed skater.
She earned a silver medal in the Women’s 1,000-meter event at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
The athlete also finished sixth in the women’s 500-meter event.
Leerdam was participating in his first Olympics.
She won the Women’s Sprint championship at the 2022 World Speed Skating Championships in Hamar, Norway, in March 2022.
According to the Olympics website, Leerdam is the third Dutch lady to win the World Sprint championship. Marianne Timmer won it in 2004, and Jorien ter Mors won it in 2018.
On March 4, 2023, Leerdam claimed a gold medal in the Women’s 1,000-meter event at the World Speed Skating Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
According to Dutch News, the 24-year-old finished the run in 1 minute, 13.03 seconds.
Is Jutta Leerdam popular on social media?
Leerdam has discovered social media success in addition to her successful sporting career.
Her Instagram account, @juttaleerdam, has over 4 million users.
She has also acquired 230K followers on her Facebook page, @JuttaLeerdamSchaatsen, and more than 60K followers on her Twitter account, @JuttaLeerdam_.
She frequently posts on Instagram about her speed skating contests, as well as posts about her fashion taste and vacation activities.
Leerdam shared a joyous post following her March 4, 2023 victory.
She wrote: “WORLD CHAMPION 1000 meter!!!! ???????????????????????????????? Thank you Thialf & everyone who watched!!! ????❤️????❤️????❤️????❤️???? @jumbovisma_ice.”
On March 23, the star sported a black dress for the camera, captioning the post: “Woman in black. ????.”
Leerdam shared a series of images from her trip to Tulum, Mexico on March 27.
She wrote: “México drop ☀️.”
According to the New York Post, in a December 2022 discussion with NPO Radio 1, Leerdam discussed what has helped her achieve her most recent sporting achievements.
“I’ve grown stronger and heavier,” she explained. “I now use my extra fat for strength.”
Leerdam spoke with Skating ISU after winning the Women’s 1,000-meter event at the ISU Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah in February 2020.
She said: “I just became World Champion, I don’t know what happened. I’m really happy with it. It was almost a world record, and almost one-tenth of a second.
“I’m just really, really happy. I can’t believe it yet.
“I knew I was skating really good. I knew I was skating a really fast lap. And that was a world record lap, so that’s really nice.
“I was just so overwhelmed and so happy, so that’s why there came a lot of tears.
“Whoa! I am just a World Champion. What has just happened?”