Ab Krook

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Ab Krook (18 June 1944 – 13 October 2020) was a Dutch speed skating coach between 1977 and 2006. He was also a speed skater between 1967 and 1971. He competed at Dutch National Championships, but never reached the top. He was born in Oud-Loosdrecht, Netherlands.

He was coach during eight Winter Olympics and later served as a coordinator. Among others he coached Annie Borckink winning the Olympic gold medal and Ria Visser the silver medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He coached Bart Veldkamp winning gold at the 1992 Winter Olympics.[1]

Krook had a cerebral infarction in 2018. He died from problems caused by a second infarction on 13 October 2020 in Blaricum, Netherlands, aged 76.[2][3][4]

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  1. "Ritsma: 'Ab Krook heeft mij topsporter gemaakt, hij was heel waakzaam' | NOS". amp.nos.nl.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Schaatsicoon en voormalig bondscoach Ab Krook (76) overleden". Noordhollandsdagblad.
  3. "Oud-schaatscoach Ab Krook overleden op 76-jarige leeftijd". Hart van Nederland. October 15, 2020.
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