Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980
Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980
Speed Skating 1,500 metres
Speed Skating 3,000 metres


German Democratic Republic (Germany)
Speed skating
173 cm / 5'8''
59 kg / 129 pounds
Birth date
13 Aug 1959 Chemnitz, Germany

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

1 Olympic Games

Sabine BECKER biography

Sabine Becker twice narrowly missed out on a medal in the World Junior Championships, finishing fourth in both 1978 and 1979. She excelled in the longer women's distances (1500 m and 3000 m), winning titles in these events in the 1980 East German Championships. Due to health reasons, she only competed with the seniors for one season, placing 5th in the World Allround Championships, and winning Olympic medals in the 1500 and 3000 in Lake Placid. She then turned to her music studies. In 1986, she failed to return from a private visit to West Berlin, and gained West German citizenship. Two years later, she attempted a comeback in speed skating, placing second in the West German Allround Championships of 1989. She also qualified for the World Cup team, and won several more national championship medals. She retired a second time after the 1990 season.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.33 (1980); 1000 – 1:26.4 (1980); 1500 – 2:12.38 (1980); 3000 – 4:32.79 (1980); 5000 – 8:07.38 (1989).

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