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Speed Skaters

Women speed skaters of the Olympics - medal winners and world champions in the sport of skating.
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Women Olympic Skaters
A history of women in Olympic figure skating, speed skating and ice dancing, including lists of top women in the sport.

Bonnie Blair
Bonnie Blair profile: about the speed skater who won six Olympic medals

Bonnie Blair
A gallery of images of Bonnie Blair, Olympic medalist in speed skating.

Catriona Le May Doan
About Catriona Le May Doan, Canadian speed skater.

Christa Luding-Rothenburger
From this Women's History Guide, a profile of speed skater Christa Luding including Net links for further information.

Claudia Pechstein
From this Women's History Guide, a profile of speed skater Claudia Pechstein including Net links for further information.

Carpenter, Connie
Biography of cyclist and speed skater Connie Carpenter from HickokSports.com.

Lee-Kyung Chun
Olympic short-track speed skater, 1992, 1994 and 1998. Profile includes a photo gallery.

Andrea Ehrig
(December 1, 1960 - ) Andrea Mitscherlich, Andrea Schoene: Speed skater, 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics. Won the gold medal once, the silver five times, and one bronze.

Dianna Holum
(May 19, 1951 - ) Olympic medalist for speed skating in 1968 and 1972, she later became a coach for Eric Heiden who won five gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Christina Kaiser
The oldest woman competitor (age 29) to win a gold medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics, she competed in 1968 and 1972 speed skating events, winning one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

Karin Kania
Only woman to win medals in eight Winter Olympic individual events, this German speed skater competed in 1980, 1984 and 1988. (She competed in 1980-84 as Karin Enke.)

Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann
(September 7, 1966 - ) Winner of eight skating medals, this German speed skater attended the Winter Olympics in 1988, 1992, 1994 and 1998.

Lidiya Skoblikova
(March 8, 1939 - ) Lidia or Lydia Skoblikova: Winner of six Olympic gold medals for individual speed skating events, she competed in the Winter Olympics in 1960, 1964 and 1968.

Yvonne Van Gennip
(May 1, 1964 - ) She competed in the Olympics in 1984, 1988 and 1992, taking home three gold medals in speed skating.

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