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Andreas Ehrig

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndreas•Ehrig
Used nameAndreas•Ehrig
Born20 October 1959 in Langenbernsdorf, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsBerliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

East German speed skater Andreas Ehrig had his most successful season in 1984. After a fourth place at the European Championships (his best in six attempts) and a fourth (5,000 m) and fifth (1,500 m) place at the Sarajevo Olympics, he claimed a silver medal in the World Allround Championships. Most of his earlier successes were at the national level, winning the GDR allround title twice (1981-82) and earning titles in all classical distances: 500 m (1979), 1,500 m (1979), 5,000 m (1984) and 10,000 m (1979-80).

After the Sarajevo Olympics, he was briefly married to his teammate Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich Ehrig later studied sports science and became a well-known and much respected sports scientist at IAT Leipzig (Institut für angewandte Trainingswissenschaften), mainly in the field of speed skating.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.65 (1983); 1000 – 1:16.8 (1979); 1500 – 1:56.82 (1981); 5000 – 7:00.56 (1984); 10000 – 14:51.94 (1980).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Andreas Ehrig
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) =9
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GDR Andreas Ehrig
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 11

Olympic family relations

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