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Viola Bauer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameViola•Bauer
Used nameViola•Bauer
Born13 December 1976 in Annaberg-Buchholz, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsOberwiesenthaler SV, Oberwiesenthal (GER) / WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Viola Bauer is married to Greek cross-country skier Lefteris Fafalis and lives in Greece. She has studied social pedagogy and is a sports soldier with the German Bundeswehr. Her greatest success was the gold medal in the relay at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the silver medal in 2006 at Torino. She also won a bronze medal in the pursuit at Salt Lake City. Bauer earned another silver medal at the 2007 World Championships in the relay. Since the Tour de Ski 2007/08 and at the Olympics 2010 at Vancouver and 2014 at Sochi she worked as a television analyst for the channel Eurosport.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Viola Bauer
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 10
30 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 6
5/5 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2006 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GER Viola Bauer
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 10
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver
Team Sprint, Women (Olympic) Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle 5

Olympic family relations

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