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Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Sapporo 1972
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results



Although only 16, Anne Henning was a favorite to win the two shortest speed skating races at the 1972 Olympics. By then she had been second in the World Championships – at all-around. She had also set three official and two unofficial world records in the 500, and one official world record in the 1,000. In the 1972 Olympic 500, Anne Henning skated a fine time, despite being interfered with by her pair partner on the cross-over. She was offered a re-skate, and took the opportunity. It was probably a mistake, for although she bettered her time, her initial 500 time would also have taken the gold medal. The next day in the 1,000, she could manage only a bronze – she described her legs as being "dead". At the end of the season, Henning retired from speed skating, still only aged 16. Later, Anne Henning became a teacher in Englewood, Colorado.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 42.5 (1972); 1000 – 1:27.3 (1972); 1500 – 2:27.30 (1972); 3000 – 5:25.9 (1971).

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Sapporo 1972

500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating