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Veronika Hesse-Schmidt

Full name: Veronika Hesse-Schmidt
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: August 24, 1952 in Harzgerode, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SC Motor Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Veronika Hesse-Schmidt won a gold medal in the cross-country relay at Lake Placid in 1980 and a bronze medal in 1976 at Innsbruck. At the World Championships she won gold at 20 km in 1980, a silver in the relay in 1974, and a relay bronze in 1982. Hesse-Schmidt also won several East German titles: 5 km 1976-77, and 1979-80 (runner-up 1974), 10 km 1976, and 1979-80 (runner-up 1974-75 and 1982) and runner-up over 15 km in 1977 and 1979-80. In 1974, 1976 and 1979 she was East German Champion in the relay.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres East Germany GDR 12
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres East Germany GDR 8
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres East Germany GDR 7
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres East Germany GDR 8
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 12 16:42.86
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 7 15:31.83

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 8 31:12.33 17:02.54 7
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 8 31:29.14 17:07.83 8

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 17:07.08 1-09:57.95 3
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 15:18.23 46:48.39 1