Kerstin Szymkowiak
Sport: Skeleton
Birthdate: December 19, 1977
Birthplace: Siegen, Germany
Hometown: Mainz, Germany
Residence: Arth, Switzerland
Ht: / Wt: 5'5" / 150 lbs
Event: Women's

Getting to know: Kerstin Szymkowiak

A former track and field athlete who became a bobsled brakeman for Sandra Kiriasis, Szymkowiak became enamored of skeleton after her first run in 2002 and dropped bobsled immediately... The three-time world bronze medalist should finally make her Olympic debut, at age 32, in Vancouver after just missing the German team for the 2006 Torino Games.


DateEvent RankResults
Thu, Feb 18 - 4:30pWomen's Run 1 of 4 354.15
Thu, Feb 18 - 5:40pWomen's Run 2 of 4 21:48.26
Fri, Feb 19 - 3:45pWomen's Run 3 of 4 32:42.17
Fri, Feb 19 - 4:55pWomen's Run 4 of 4Medal Silver23:36.20

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    Who am I?

    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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