OG Heroes

Every athlete, coach, or club shares a passion. A burning desire. A persistent drive to achieve something at all costs. It is the fuel to chase their goals and dreams and make them come true. Meet the OG Heroes! We give them a stage to share their drive and passion, but also to tell their connection to OG.

“Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy”

Femke Kok

Geboortedatum 05-10-2000
Geboorteplaats Nij Beets
Discipline Long track skater
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Femke Kok is a Dutch long-track speed skater who specializes particularly in the sprint distances, 500 and 1000 meters. When Femke was 3 years old, she first got acquainted with 'skating' on natural ice. She immediately fell in love with it. Femke was not to be stopped from skating. From that day on, her love for skating was born. Now, 17 years later, she still enjoys going to training every day and she has her first individual World Championships senior medal in the pocket. Which was something Femke dreamed of as a little girl when she made her first meters on natural ice.

"Thanks to OG, I can focus on achieving my sports goals while developing as a human being. I joined the OG HEROES platform because I wanted to contribute to a healthy environment: now, and in the future!"

A quote for who you are or what you stand for
Femke Kok thinks it's important that you become happy with the choices you make. So it doesn't matter what your choice will be as long as it makes you happy. 

Highlight career 
4 Worldcup wins on 500m, silver on the World Championships distances 500m, eight-time World Junior Champion and World record holder of 500m juniors.

Pre-race habit 
Femke's pre-race habit is that she always does the same ritual. Her race day looks like this: breakfast, lunch, shower, standard warm up, race. 

Dream Career 
Femke's biggest dream is to one day become an Olympic champion. Furthermore, our hero hopes that she can continue practicing this beautiful sport for a long time with a lot of fun and good health.

Femke likes many things outside of skating. Some of her favourite activities include cooking; shopping, travelling, and doing fun things with family and friends. Femke also enjoys being on the water with her boat in the summer.   

Guilty pleasure
Eating brownies. Femke is a real lover of chocolate.

|World Championship juniors Baselga di PineItaly o 1500m
|1st Allround and team sprint 500m
|2nd 1000m & Team sprint 
|Dutch champion sprint juniors

|World Championship juniors Poland 500m, 1000m, Allround, Team sprint & Teampersuit
|2nd 1500m 
|1st World Championship distances Team sprint seniors
|Dutch champion Sprint juniors
|3rd NK Distances 500m seniors
|4th European Championship Distances 500m seniors 2020/2021
|2nd World Championship Distances 500m
|Worldcup Heerenveen o 500m 4x
|1st o 1000m 2x
|3rd European Sprint Championships
|1st NK Distances
|1st 500m 
|2th 1000m

| World Cup in Utah Olympic Oval - Dutch national track record of 1.12.87 in the 500 meters
| The World Cup in Utah Olympic Oval - Personal best of 1.12,87 in the 1000 meters

|European Champion 500 meters in the European Championships
|Qualified for the Beijing Olympics
|Silver medal at World Sprint Championships in Hamar
|World title for team sprint Hamar
|Silver at World Cup sprint

| Silver at Dutch Cup sprint

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Everyone can be a Hero! You are a Hero if you start driving on clean fuels because you think we should be kinder to our planet. But athletes are heroes too, every athlete shares a passion, a burning desire. It is the fuel to pursue their goals and dreams and make them come true.