Christa LUDING-ROTHENBURGER

République Démocratique d'Allemagne GDR

Cyclisme sur Piste

  • Médailles
    2 O
    2 A
    1 B
  • Participations
    4
  • Première participation
    Lake Placid 1980
  • Année de naissance
    1959
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Biographie

Christa LUDING-ROTHENBURGER

Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only person in any sport to have won medals in both the Olympic Winter and Summer Games in the same year.

Gold in winter

Luding-Rothenburger first competed in speed skating at the 1980 Games in Lake Placid, finishing 12th in the 500m and 18th in the 1,000m events. She entered the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo as the world record holder at 500m, and proceeded to win the gold medal in that event. She also placed fifth at 1,000m.

Unbeatable at 1000m

Four years later, at the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Luding-Rothenberger earned the silver medal in the 500m by finishing a mere two hundredths of a second behind Bonnie Blair. Four days later, Luding-Rothenberger won the gold medal at 1,000m and broke the world record.

Silver in summer

Her coach, Ernst Luding (whom she married in 1988) had persuaded her to take up cycling during the off season from skating. She quickly became a strong contender in this event, winning gold in the match sprint competition at the 1986 world championships. During the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Christa Luding-Rothenburger made Olympic history by earning the silver medal in the 1,000m match sprint seven months after she had triumphed at the Olympic Winter Games. At the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville she added a bronze medal in the 500m speed skating event and placed eighth in the 1,000m.

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Albertville 1992

B
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#8
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
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Calgary 1988

A
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
O
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
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Séoul 1988

A
Sprint
Sprint Cycling
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Sarajevo 1984

O
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#5
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
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Lake Placid 1980

#12
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#18
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating