Skater Jutta Leerdam to Team IKO after leaving Jumbo

Skater Jutta Leerdam to Team IKO after leaving Jumbo
Skater Jutta Leerdam to Team IKO after leaving Jumbo

Jutta Leerdam

Leerdam was looking for a new team when it turned out that she could not achieve her ambitions at Jumbo. In addition to the attention of coach Jac Orie, she also wanted someone on the coaching staff who would “challenge her extremely technically in skating”.

“I missed that at Jumbo. It felt too safe for me,” Leerdam said recently. “With Jac the emphasis is more on the basics, I come from a background where the vision was different and more specific. It went well for a while, but for now I need something extra.” She wrote on Instagram that she needed “something different at this point in her career.”

Text continues under the post.

Team IKO

When Jumbo did not like that demand and terminated her contract, the skater decided to go elsewhere. She contacted Team IKO, a Dutch skating team led by brothers Erwin and Martin ten Hove. They eventually went into business together.

Martin ten Hove explained that the team does not actually have the budget for “an athlete of this exceptional category”. “But her manager immediately made it clear that Jutta is not going for the finances for the next two years, she only wants Olympic gold. Everything must give way to that. She is looking for an environment that IKO can offer her.”

Jutta Leerdam wears a revealing dress during date nightAlso read

The article is in Dutch

Tags: Skater Jutta Leerdam Team IKO leaving Jumbo


PREV Giro 2024: Live blog stage 3 to Fossano – Merlier wins despite late Pogacar attack
NEXT Volkskrant wins journalistic prizes for publications about the Gaza war and NOS Sport