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Daniela Anschütz-Thoms

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameDaniela•Anschütz-Thoms
Used nameDaniela•Anschütz-Thoms
Born20 November 1974 in Erfurt, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsESC Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
NOC(s) Germany

Biography

Daniela Anschütz-Thoms was a German speed skater who specialized in the long distances. She was named the Queen of Fourth Places as she earned this placement ten times in her career, two of them at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and a few weeks later another at the World Allround Championships. Nevertheless she won two Olympic gold medals in the team pursuit in 2006 and 2010, and in 2005, also became World Champion in this competition. As of 2010 she has collected 10 German national titles and 14 runner-ups. She was educated as a paralegal.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.38 (2008); 1000 – 1:16.22 (2008); 1500 – 1:53.80 (2008); 3000 – 3:58.59 (2007); 5000 – 6:56.15 (2006).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 3,000 metres, Women Olympic 12 GER Daniela Anschütz
  5,000 metres, Women Olympic 12
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Olympic 10 GER Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
  3,000 metres, Women Olympic 6
  5,000 metres, Women Olympic 5
  Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women Olympic Germany 1 Gold
2010 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Olympic 10 GER Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
  3,000 metres, Women Olympic 4
  5,000 metres, Women Olympic 4
  Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women Olympic Germany 1 Gold

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