Karin ENKE

German Democratic Republic (Germany) GDR

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    4 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Lake Placid 1980
  • Year of Birth
    1961
Olympic Results

Biography

Karin ENKE

500m gold

As an 18-year-old, she earned a gold medal at 500m in 1980. Two months before the 1984 Games, she set a world record at 1,500m, but it was not recognized for technical reasons.

A world record, and more medals

In Sarajevo she broke the world record again, this time officially. She went on to earn another gold medal in the 1,000m and 1,500m and silver medals in the 500m and 3,000m. In 1988, competing under her married name of Karen Kania, she won silver medals at 1,000m and 1,500m and a bronze medal in the 500m.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

B
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
S
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
S
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#4
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

S
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
S
3,000 metres
3,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lake Placid 1980

G
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#4
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating