Full name: Sylvia Albrecht (-Heckendorf)
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: October 28, 1962 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: East Germany
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Sylvia Albrecht had a brief career, coming to prominence at age 16 in 1979. That year, she won East German titles in the sprint, 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m. Internationally, she did well with a fourth place in the World Sprint Championships, placing second in the first 500 m. With the same result in the 500 m, she also came in 10th at the World Allround Championships. The following year, Albrecht did not do nearly as well, placing well outside the medals in the national championships. But Albrecht managed to qualify for the Olympics, although not in her best distance (the 500 m). In the 1000 m, Albrecht brought home the bronze medal, just ahead of compatriot Karin Enke. It was to be Albrecht's last major event - she retired to get married later that year. Later, Albrecht worked in a kindergarten.
Personal Bests: 500 – 41.2 (1979); 1000 – 1:23.6 (1979); 1500 – 2:11.17 (1979); 3000 – 4:41.12 (1979).
|1980 Winter||17||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||Women's 1,000 metres||East Germany||GDR||3||Bronze|
|1980 Winter||17||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||Women's 1,500 metres||East Germany||GDR||9|
|1980 Winter||17||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||Women's 3,000 metres||East Germany||GDR||14|
|1980 Winter||17||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||East Germany||Final Standings||3||1:26.46||19.67||51.52|
|1980 Winter||17||Lake Placid||Speed Skating||East Germany||Final Standings||9||2:14.27||27.71||1:00.38||1:35.87|