It’s no surprise that speed skater Patrick Roest made an impact the the Winter Olympics this year. Don’t be surprised when his medal count and net worth climb.
Dutch speed skater Patrick Roest brought home two medals for the Netherlands during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Speed skater Patrick Roest made his Olympic debut for the Netherlands at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. For speed skaters, the Winter Olympics are like the Superbowl, Grammy’s, and Oscars all rolled into one, so it speaks volumes about Roest’s athletic talents that he made the team. But his appearance is no surprise as he’s been taking home medals for the last four years.
Roest has been bringing home golds since he was 18.
In 2014, Roest brought home a gold medal from the Junior World Championships and followed that win up with another gold the following year. In 2017, he preceded the Winter Olympics by earning a silver medal at the World Allround Championships.
Roest pulled his weight in the two events that he participated in during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, earning a silver and bronze medal.
At the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Patrick Roest participated in two events and brought everything he could to them. In the Men’s Team Pursuit, Roest was the youngest on the team by five years but the tallest with a height of 6’2″ (the average height of a speed skater is 6’0″). Together, the relay team earned a bronze medal for the event ahead of New Zealand and behind Norway and Republic of Korea. But in his individual 1500m race, Roest took second in front of South Korea and behind fellow teammate Kjeld Nuis from the Netherlands.
Patrick Roest is also part of the Dutch cycling team LottoNL-Jumbo.
A common cross-training method for speed skaters is roller skating and cycling. The Netherlands has a professional cycling team, LottoNL-Jumbo. Though Roest represents the cycling team as a skater, non-winter months are spent out with the team in their bright yellow uniforms.
Based on Roest’s Instagram, he’s a complete goofball when he’s not cycling or skating.
Patrick Roest filled his Instagram with plenty of behind-the-scenes looks during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. There’s everything from him speed skating to him chilling with others skaters. Further back, there’s also a small hint that Roest could possibly be an amazing model?
Patrick Roest is only 22, so of course he’s still having a good time. Who wouldn’t with his climbing net worth?
Patrick Roest is barely 22 as well and with a birthday on December 7. Going into the 2018 Winter Olympic Games he had only just started to feel 22. Now, with two Olympic medals under his belt, and not just bronze, but bronze and silver, the Netherlands’ had high hopes in speed skating during the Winter Olympic Games. The Dutch won 22 speed skate medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics and speed skaters were able to skate well into their 30’s and 40’s, Roest’s net worth is sure to climb rapidly over the coming years. Meanwhile, Roest probably is more focused on the coming cycling season than the 2022 Olympics.