Veronika Schmidt-Hesse

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameVeronika•Schmidt-Hesse
Used nameVeronika•Schmidt-Hesse
Born24 August 1952 in Harzgerode, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements160 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsSC Motor Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

Veronika Schmidt-Hesse won a gold medal in the cross-country relay at Lake Placid in 1980 and a bronze medal in 1976 at Innsbruck. At the World Championships she won gold at 20 km in 1980, a silver in the relay in 1974, and a relay bronze in 1982. Hesse-Schmidt also won several East German titles: 5 km 1976-77, and 1979-80 (runner-up 1974), 10 km 1976, and 1979-80 (runner-up 1974-75 and 1982) and runner-up over 15 km in 1977 and 1979-80. In 1974, 1976 and 1979 she was East German Champion in the relay.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GDR Veronika Schmidt
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 12
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 8
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze
1980 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GDR Veronika Hesse
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 7
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 8
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold

Special Notes