Stephanie Beckert

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Stephanie Beckert - 5000m Vancouver 2010.jpg
Stephanie Beckert in 2010
Personal information
Born (1988-05-30) 30 May 1988 (age 26)
Erfurt, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
Club ESC Erfurt, Erfurt

Stephanie Beckert (born 30 May 1988) is a long-distance speed skater from Germany.[1] She had a fourth place standing at the 2008–09 women's 3000/5000 m World Cup.[2] At the 2010 Winter Olympics she won one gold and two silver medals.[3]

Her mother Angela and five younger brothers and sisters all did speed skating,[4] and one of the brothers, Patrick, competed at the 2010 Olympics.[3] Her father Detlef is a retired handball player. Stephanie first trained in figure skating, but at the age of 10 switched to speed skating. Since October 2006 Beckert is serving in the German Army and has a rank of sergeant.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTV Olympic profile. Ctvolympics.ca. Retrieved on 2013-01-27.
  2. ^ ESSENT ISU WORLD CUP 2008/2009. isuresults.eu
  3. ^ a b Stephanie Beckert. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Peter Ahrens (February 2010) Eisschnellläuferin Stephanie Beckert: Gundas stille Teilhaberin. spiegel.de
  5. ^ Olympia: Gold, Silber und Bronze für Bundeswehrsportler. bmvg.de (18 February 2010)

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