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Michael Spielmann

Full name: Michael Spielmann
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: January 23, 1970 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Husband of Ulrike Adeberg; Brother-in-law of Peter Adeberg.

Biography

Michael Spielmann, born in East Berlin, was a big junior talent at the end of the 1980s. After winning bronze and gold in the 1987 and 1988 World Junior Championships, he impressed with a fifth place at the 1989 World Championships. Later that same season, he won three distances at the World Junior Championships, after falling in the 500 m, leaving the title to Andrey Anufriyenko. After this season, Spielmann never achieved these high rankings again, his best later performance a 15th position in the 1990 European Championships. He qualified for the 1994 Olympic Games in three distances, finishing 20th in the 1,500 m. Spielmann retired from skating after the 1999/2000 season, as did his wife Ulrike Adeberg.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 37.3 (1998); 1000 – 1:11.46 (1998); 1500 – 1:49.67 (1998); 5000 – 6:49.38 (1999); 10000 – 14:25.60 (1989).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Germany GER 39
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Germany GER 27
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 20

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 39 38.58 10.43

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 27 1:15.41 17.68 45.85

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 20 1:55.36 25.20 53.98 1:23.38
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