Therese Zenz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameTheresia Maria "Therese"•Zenz
Used nameTherese•Zenz
Born15 October 1932 in Merzig, Saarland (GER)
Died22 October 2019 in Merzig, Saarland (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsKanufreunde Mettlach, Mettlach (GER)
NOC Germany Saar
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Therese Zenz was the only Olympian to represent Saar in 1952 and then the mixed German team in 1956 and 1960. She finished ninth in the K1 in 1952 and went on to win three silver medals, in the K1 in 1956 and 1960, and K2 in 1960. Competing in the K1 in 1954 she won Saar’s only gold medal ever at the World Championships in Mâcon, France. In 1958 (then for West Germany) she added two World bronze medals in the K1 and the K2, with her Olympic partner Ingrid Hartmann. From 1957-60 she was West German Champion four times in a row. In 1957 she was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics she coached the gold medal winners Roswitha Esser and Annemarie Zimmermann.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) SAA Therese Zenz
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) 9
1956 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER FRG Therese Zenz
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER FRG Therese Zenz
Kayak Singles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Women (Olympic) Ingrid Hartmann 2 Silver

Special Notes