Daniela Anschütz-Thoms

Daniela Anschütz - Thoms, born Anschütz ( born November 20, 1974 in Erfurt) is a former German speed skater and Olympic gold medalist.

Anschütz - Thoms operation since 1984, the speed skating sports, they started for the ESC Erfurt and was coached by Stephan Gneupel. 1993/94 they became German Junior Champion in the all around. Numerous top rankings in German, European and World Championships and Olympic Games followed. 2001/ 02 and 2002/ 03 they became German champion in the 5000 meters. 2004/ 05, she repeated this success and was in a team with Sabine peoples and Anni Friesinger World Champion. In the all-around 2008 World Championships in Berlin Daniela Anschütz - Thoms finished sixth as the best German.

On 16 February 2006 Anschütz - Thoms won with Anni Friesinger and Claudia Pechstein the final of the team pursuit race of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin against Canada - the first speed skating gold for Germany in Turin at the Olympic premiere of this discipline. Again, Olympic gold medalist in the team pursuit Anschütz - Thoms was at the Olympics in Vancouver together with Katrin Mattscherodt, Stephanie Beckert and Anni Friesinger - Postma. They often missed at major sporting events, the medal ranks only slightly, which is why they are called towards the end of her career as " the world champion fourth places ." Overall, it reached 24 times the fourth place at international championships and Olympic Games. On 17 July 2010, she announced her retirement from competitive sport.

Anschütz - Thoms is a trained paralegal. She is married.

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(Updated: January 10, 2010)