The Silver Ball on March 11: a great success!

As chairman of the board of the De Zilveren Bal Foundation, Wietze Jongsma was closely involved in the organization and strategy of the world’s fastest skating event on March 11 at the Elfstedenhal in Leeuwarden.

It was exciting, it was atmospheric and it was spectacular. The audience praised the event. The performance of international competitors was impressive.

Viktor Mushtakov (RUS) rode a new track record at the Elfstedenhal in Leeuwarden last night. Racing against Michel Mulder and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix during the semifinals, he recorded the fastest time of the evening: 09.55, thus setting the track record.

Golikova also proved once again to be in blood form. In the semifinals and finals, she rode a time of 10.37, winning The Silver Ball for the second time in a row.

An extensive photo report can be found at In addition, via this link aftermovie 2020 view.