Daniela Anschuetz-Thoms
Sport: Speed Skating
Birthdate: November 20, 1974
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Hometown: Erfurt, Germany
Residence: Erfurt, Germany
Ht: / Wt: 5'5" / 132 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002
Teammates: Anni Friesinger-Postma, Stephanie Beckert, Katrin Mattscherodt

Getting to know: Daniela Anschuetz-Thoms

Olympic gold medalist in 2006 in team pursuit... Also competed in 2002, making Vancouver her third Olympics... Goal is to win an individual medal, most likely in the 3000m... Married Marian Thoms, a former speed skater, in December 2005... Started skating at age 8... Plans to retire after the 2009-10 season, though she hopes to remain involved in sports.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 21 - 3:00p1500m 101:58.85
Sun, Feb 14 - 1:00p3000m 44:04.87
Wed, Feb 24 - 1:00p5000m 46:58.64
Fri, Feb 26 - 1:20pTeam Pursuit -- Quarterfinals 13:01.95
Sat, Feb 27 - 1:13pTeam Pursuit -- FinalsMedal Gold13:02.82
Sat, Feb 27 - 12:30pTeam Pursuit -- Semifinals 13:03.55

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    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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