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Therese Zenz

Full name: Theresia Maria "Therese" Zenz
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: October 15, 1932 in Merzig, Saarland, Germany
Affiliations: Kanufreunde Mettlach, Mettlach (GER)
Country: SAA Saar, GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 3 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Therese Zenz was the only Olympian to represent Saar in 1952 and then the mixed German team in 1956 and 1960. She finished ninth in the K1 in 1952 and went on to win three silver medals, in the K1 in 1956 and 1960, and K2 in 1960. Competing in the K1 in 1954 she won Saar’s only gold medal ever at the World Championships in Mâcon, France. In 1958 (then for West Germany) she added two World bronze medals in the K1 and the K2, with her Olympic partner [Ingrid Hartmann]. From 1957-60 she was West German Champion four times in a row. In 1957 she was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics she coached the gold medal winners [Roswitha Esser] and [Annemarie Zimmermann].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Saar SAA 9
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Germany GER 2 Silver
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres Germany GER 2 Silver
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres Germany GER 2 Silver

Women's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Canoeing Saar Final Round 9 2:27.9
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Canoeing Saar Round One Heat Three 3 Q 2:26.9
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Canoeing Germany Final Round 2 2:19.6
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Canoeing Germany Round One Heat One 1 Q/OB 2:17.6
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Germany Final Round 2 2:08.22
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Germany Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 Q 2:08.51
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Germany Round One Heat Two 2 Q 2:09.73

Women's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Ingrid Hartmann Final Round 1960-08-29
1960 Summer 27 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Ingrid Hartmann Round One Heat One 1960-08-26
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