He was also on the team in 1948, but did not play.
He was the coach of the 1980 Austrian women's Olympic team.
|Men's Normal Hill||46th||-5.64|
|Men's Large Hill||39th||-3.16|
|Men's Discus Throw||QU:18th||3.84|
Olympic Competitor nr 7339
|Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m||fifth||750|
|Men's Kayak Singles 10000m||sixth||640|
|Men's Team combined, European system||fourth||400|
|Men's Featherweight (-60 kg)||silver||29100|
|Men's Bantamweight (-59 kg)||bronze|
|Men's Featherweight (-62 kg)||gold|
|Men's Lightweight (-69 kg)||bronze|
|Men's Team Pursuit||R1||171.8|
|Men's 500 metres||36th||0.00064|
|Men's 1500 metres||36th||0.00064|
|Men's 5000 metres||32nd||0.004|
|Men's Foil, Individual||SF:7th||1.35|
|Men's Foil, Team||fourth||400|
|Men's Épée, Individual||SF:6th||65|
|Men's Épée, Team||bronze||gold||2800|
|Women's Foil, Team||R1:3rd||68|
|Three-Day Event, Individual||dnf||0.00002|
|Three-Day Event, Team||dnf||-|
|Women's 400 metres||bronze||QF:8th||2560.0091|
|Women's 4x400 m Relay||8th||64|
Winner of the 5000 m at Lillehammer, Nagano and Salt Lake City.
At Lillehammer, she upset her countrywoman Gunda Kleeman a first time. At Nagano, Kleeman skated a fantastic world record, becoming the first woman under 7 minutes. One heat later, Pechstein skated 0.04 seconds faster to snatch the gold.
At Salt Lake City, Pechstein was the only favourite, but Gretha Smit of the Netherlands had decided to come down from her marathon skating to try the longest Olympic distance. At her first serious race, she broke the 6:50 barrier. Pechstein again had to defeat a new world record to take her third gold medal, but now she did it with a bit more difference. Despite being 3 seconds down with 1200 m to go, she defeated the Dutch woman by over 2 seconds.
She was banned from competing at Vancouver, denying her the chance of becoming the first person to win medals at six Olympic Games, but she stayed in the sport to try for that feat in Sochi. She managed only fourth.
Two weeks short of her 46th birthday, she competed in her seventh Olympics at Pyeongchang.
And it was a sign of the decline of German Speed Skating to see her qualify for her eighth olympics at almost 50.
Am I allowed to insert a picture of a pretty lady ?
|Women's 100 metres Freestyle||SF:13th||25.6|
|Women's 400 metres Freestyle||R1:14th||16|
|Women's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay||bronze||sixth||800|
Olympic Competitor nr 2111
|Women's Foil, Individual||R1:6th||-4.46|
|Women's Foil, Team||R1:3rd||R1:4th||43.25|
|Men's Canadian Doubles 10000m||silver||5000|
|Men's 1000 metres Time Trial||fifth||1500|
|Men's Team Pursuit||QF||430.5|
|Painting - unknown event||AC||2.873|
|Women's Alpine Combined||26th||0.096|
|Men's Middleweight (-79 kg)||fifth||1500|
|Men's High Jump||10th||8th||18th||537.84|
|Men's Middleweight (-87 kg)||fourth||2400|
|Men's Foil, Individual||R2:5th||0.053|
|Men's Foil, Team||SF:4th||82|
Written 2002-08-22 - last modified 2022-08-02
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