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Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 5
Bronze 1
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAndrea•Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich
Used nameAndrea•Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich
Born1 December 1960 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

Andrea Ehrig won seven Olympic speed skating medals – one gold, five silver, one bronze. After starting with a silver in 1976, she failed to win a medal in 1980 but won her only gold in 1984 at her favorite distance of 3,000 metres. She ended her Olympic career in 1988 with silvers in the 3,000 and 5,000 metres and a bronze in the 1,500 metres. Primarily a distance skater, Ehrig set world records over the three distances at which she won Olympic medals.

Her first Olympic appearance, when only 15 years old, was under her maiden name of Mitscherlich. She later competed under her married name of Schöne and following her second marriage in 1985 to fellow Olympic speed skater Andreas Ehrig, she made her final Olympic appearance under that name. She also earned two gold and four silvers at World Championships.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.71 (1988); 1000 – 1:19.32 (1988); 1500 – 2:01.00 (1986); 3000 – 4:12.09 (1988); 5000 – 7:17.12 (1988).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Andrea Mitscherlich
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Andrea Mitscherlich
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 6
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Andrea Schöne
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Andrea Ehrig
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 10
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1984 Winter Olympics 9 February 1984 Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Final Standings 2:05.29 2
1984 Winter Olympics 13 February 1984 Speed Skating (Skating) 1,000 metres, Women Final Standings 1:22.83 2
1984 Winter Olympics 15 February 1984 Speed Skating (Skating) 3,000 metres, Women Final Standings 4:24.79 1
1988 Winter Olympics 22 February 1988 Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Women Final Standings 40.71 10
1988 Winter Olympics 23 February 1988 Speed Skating (Skating) 3,000 metres, Women Final Standings 4:12.09 WR 2
1988 Winter Olympics 27 February 1988 Speed Skating (Skating) 1,500 metres, Women Final Standings 2:01.49 3
1988 Winter Olympics 28 February 1988 Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Women Final Standings 7:17.12 WR 2

Olympic family relations

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