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Franziska Schenk

Full name: Franziska Michaela Schenk
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 13, 1974 in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ESC Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Franziska Schenk is today well-known as a TV sports commentator for speed skating and Olympic Games, working for the German TV channels ARD and MDR since 1998. In her Olympic career she won the bronze medal over 500 metres at Lillehammer in 1994, placing fourth in the 1994 1,000 and 1998 500 metres. In 1997 Schenk won the Sprint World Allround and the 1,000 metres Worldcup. Her collection was completed by five national titles and four runner-up placements.

In 2000 she had a controversial photo session with her body painted only by silver color. At Mainz she successfully studied German, movie and media science, and journalism. She then became sports moderator for the german TV-channel ARD.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.31 (1998); 1000 – 1:15.46 (1998); 1500 – 2:02.76 (1997); 3000 – 4:32.39 (1991).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Germany GER 4
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Germany GER 4 OR
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Germany GER AC DNF/fall

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 3 39.70 10.62
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 4 OR 77.45
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Germany Race 1 5 38.88 10.59
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Germany Race 2 4 38.57 10.62

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1994 Winter 19 Lillehammer Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 4 1:20.25 18.45 48.21
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Speed Skating Germany Final Standings AC DNF/fall 17.99