Sabine Völker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameSabine•Völker
Used nameSabine•Völker
Born11 May 1973 in Erfurt, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements162 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsESC Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Sabine Völker was a successful German speed skater winning four Olympic medals crowned by the team pursuit gold at Torino in 2006 although she did not take part in the final but only in the preliminaries. Four years earlier at Salt Lake City she earned two silvers over 1,000 and 1,500 metres and one bronze over 500 metres. Völker also won silver at the 1998 World Sprint Championships, adding two bronzes in 1999 and 2005. She won silver medals at the World Championships over 1,000 metres in 2001 and 500 metres in 1997, with a 2005 bronze in the team pursuit. During her career Völker also won 10 national titles with 15 runner-ups. She retired in 2006, after studying economics.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.57 (2002); 1000 – 1:13.96 (2002); 1500 – 1:54.57 (2005); 3000 – 4:10.31 (2006).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Sabine Völker
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 7
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Sabine Völker
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Sabine Völker
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 21
Team Pursuit (6 laps), Women (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold

Special Notes