Full name: Michael Spielmann
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: January 23, 1970 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Sport: Speed Skating
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 â 37.3 (1998); 1000 â 1:11.46 (1998); 1500 â 1:49.67 (1998); 5000 â 6:49.38 (1999); 10000 â 14:25.60 (1989).
|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|
|1994 Winter||24||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||Germany||Final Standings||39||38.58||10.43|
|1994 Winter||24||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||Germany||Final Standings||27||1:15.41||17.68||45.85|
|1994 Winter||24||Lillehammer||Speed Skating||Germany||Final Standings||20||1:55.36||25.20||53.98||1:23.38|