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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Daniela Anschütz
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 12
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 12
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
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) GER Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

Special Notes