Full name: Anne Elizabeth Henning (-Walker)
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: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
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 â 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 â 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 â 42.5 (1972); 1000 â 1:27.3 (1972); 1500 â 2:27.30 (1972); 3000 â 5:25.9 (1971).
|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|
|1972 Winter||16||Sapporo||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||1||OR||43.33||10.89|
|1972 Winter||16||Sapporo||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||3||1:31.62||19.94||54.48|