Anschutz-Thoms in 2006
|Born||20 November 1974|
Erfurt, East Germany
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)|
Daniela Anschütz-Thoms (born 20 November 1974) is a German speed skater. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, she won a gold medal in the women's team pursuit with the German team, and four years later she defended the title in Vancouver.She is married to former speed skater Marian Thoms since December 2005.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance on skates. Types of speed skating are long track speed skating, short track speed skating, and marathon speed skating. In the Olympic Games, long-track speed skating is usually referred to as just "speed skating", while short-track speed skating is known as "short track". The ISU, the governing body of both ice sports, refers to long track as "speed skating" and short track as "short track skating".
The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.
|Women's speed skating|
|500 m||39.38||3 November 2007||Olympic Oval , Calgary|
|1000 m||1:15.96||13 December 2009||Utah Olympic Oval , Salt Lake City|
|1500 m||1:53.80||17 November 2007||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|3000 m||3:58.07||4 December 2009||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|5000 m||6:56.15||19 March 2006||Olympic Oval, Calgary|
|Women's speed skating|
|Team pursuit||2:56.04||12 November 2005||Olympic Oval , Calgary||World record (with Claudia Pechstein and Anni Friesinger) until beaten by Kristina Groves, Brittany Schussler and Christine Nesbitt on 6 December 2009.|
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|Preceded by|| Women's team pursuit speed skating world record |
12 November 2005 – 6 December 2009
With: Claudia Pechstein, Anni Friesinger