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Short intro; Merijn Scheperkamp, ​​top athlete Have you always skated? yes, actually from childhood, in the beginning on double irons, I was two then I think, having fun scribbling on...

Short intro;
Merijn Scheperkamp, ​​top athlete

Have you always skated?

yes, actually from childhood, in the beginning
on double irons, I was two then I think,
having fun scribbling on a ditch next to my father's business.
I also played football and hockey,
played tennis and obtained all swimming diplomas.
I really liked that too. But at some point I had to choose, and then it became skating, but that's not surprising, with my skating parents haha!

Have you always been very good?

Technically yes, but I missed
a lot of physical strength as a boy.
I started growing late so I had it as a junior
quite difficult at times, because I missed that pure power. My father always said, it will happen,
do not worry. And indeed, during my growth spurt my physical strength also increased.

When I became Dutch champion among the A-juniors, I received an invitation from Jac Orie,
and since then I have been a member of the Jumbo-Visma team.

To win everything has to be perfect of course,
what do you pay attention to?
Initially, of course, your physical health, eating as healthily as possible and getting enough sleep.
Then my material, I can't leave anything to chance, so it has to be perfect.
And furthermore, the hygiene of my feet is real
super important. Because I often walk barefoot
skating boots tightly pulled on
it is really nice to have healthy, fresh feet.

What are your goals for the coming years?

Become world champion and
back to the 2026 Olympic Games!

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