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Anne Henning

Full name: Anne Elizabeth Henning (-Walker)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 6, 1955 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: Northbrook Speedskating Club, Northbrook (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Although only 16, Anne Henning was a favorite to win the two shortest speed skating races at the 1972 Olympics. By then she had been second in the World Championships – at all-around. She had also set three official and two unofficial world records in the 500, and one official world record in the 1,000. In the 1972 Olympic 500, Anne Henning skated a fine time, despite being interfered with by her pair partner on the cross-over. She was offered a re-skate, and took the opportunity. It was probably a mistake, for although she bettered her time, her initial 500 time would also have taken the gold medal. The next day in the 1,000, she could manage only a bronze – she described her legs as being "dead". At the end of the season, Henning retired from speed skating, still only aged 16. Later, Anne Henning became a teacher in Englewood, Colorado.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 42.5 (1972); 1000 – 1:27.3 (1972); 1500 – 2:27.30 (1972); 3000 – 5:25.9 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 16 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
1972 Winter 16 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1972 Winter 16 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 1 OR 43.33 10.89

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1972 Winter 16 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 3 1:31.62 19.94 54.48
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