At a glance

1 Dec 1960 Dresden, Germany
165 cm / 58 kg 5'5'' / 127 pounds
Female

Andrea Ehrig won seven Olympic speed skating medals – one gold, five silver, one bronze. After starting with a silver in 1976, she failed to win a medal in 1980 but won her only gold in 1984 at her favorite distance of 3,000 metres. She ended her Olympic career in 1988 with silvers in the 3,000 and 5,000 metres and a bronze in the 1,500 metres. Primarily a distance skater, Ehrig set world records over the three distances at which she won Olympic medals. Her first Olympic appearance, when only 15 years old, was under her maiden name of Mitscherlich....

Andrea in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
7
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal:5 Bronze medal:1
  • Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    • 10
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      5,000 metres
  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
  • Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    • 6
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
  • Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    • 10
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres

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