Daniela Anschütz-Thoms

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Daniela Anschütz-Thoms
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Anschutz-Thoms in 2006
Personal information
Born (1974-11-20) 20 November 1974 (age 44)
Erfurt, East Germany
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Sport
CountryFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Sport Speed skating

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. [1] She is married to former speed skater Marian Thoms since December 2005. [2]

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

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 competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other

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".

2006 Winter Olympics 20th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Turin (Italy) in 2006

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.

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Records

Personal records

Personal records [3]
Women's speed skating
EventResultDateLocationNotes
500 m39.383 November 2007 Olympic Oval , Calgary
1000 m1:15.9613 December 2009 Utah Olympic Oval , Salt Lake City
1500 m1:53.8017 November 2007Olympic Oval, Calgary
3000 m3:58.074 December 2009Olympic Oval, Calgary
5000 m6:56.1519 March 2006Olympic Oval, Calgary

World records

World records [4]
Women's speed skating
EventResultDateLocationNotes
Team pursuit2:56.0412 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. [5]

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References

  1. "History of the Olympic Games Team pursuit Women". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  2. http://i.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=2125/bio/index.html
  3. "Daniela Anschütz-Thoms". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  4. "Daniela Anschütz-Thoms". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  5. "Evolution of the world record Team pursuit Women". www.speedskatingstats.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
Records
Preceded by
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kristina Groves, Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen
Women's team pursuit speed skating world record
12 November 2005 – 6 December 2009
With: Claudia Pechstein, Anni Friesinger
Succeeded by
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kristina Groves, Christine Nesbitt, Brittany Schussler