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Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich

Full name: Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: December 1, 1960 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Wife (divorced) of Andreas Ehrig.

Medals: 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze (7 Total)

Biography

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. She later competed under her married name of Schöne and following her second marriage in 1985 to fellow Olympic speed skater Andreas Ehrig, she made her final Olympic appearance under that name.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.71 (1988); 1000 – 1:19.32 (1988); 1500 – 2:01.00 (1986); 3000 – 4:12.09 (1988); 5000 – 7:17.12 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 15 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 10
1976 Winter 15 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 6
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres East Germany GDR 4
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver OR
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver OR
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres East Germany GDR 1 Gold OR
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 500 metres East Germany GDR 10 OR
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 4
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze OR
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver WR
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres East Germany GDR 2 Silver WR

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 10 OR 40.71 11.20

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 2 OR 1:22.83 19.17 50.09
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 4 1:19.32 18.97 48.60

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1976 Winter 15 Innsbruck Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 10 2:20.05 28.74 1:03.80 1:41.08
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 6 2:13.05 28.47 1:01.88 1:36.88
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 2 OR 2:05.29 26.82 57.87 1:30.60
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 3 OR 2:01.49 26.80 57.16 1:28.80

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1976 Winter 15 Innsbruck Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 2 4:45.23 20.73 55.13 1:30.79 2:07.78 2:45.92 3:25.10 4:04.95
1980 Winter 19 Lake Placid Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 4 4:37.69 20.93 55.20 1:30.65 2:06.89 2:43.73 3:21.17 3:59.29
1984 Winter 23 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 1 OR 4:24.79 20.24 52.90 1:26.43 2:00.90 2:35.86 3:11.64 3:47.80
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 2 WR 4:12.09 19.63 50.79 1:22.47 1:55.08 2:28.21 3:02.05 3:36.45

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1988 Winter 27 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 2 WR 7:17.12 20.39 53.41 1:27.26 2:01.24 2:35.35 3:09.63 3:44.32 4:19.38 4:54.56 5:29.92 6:05.53 6:41.38