Anna Fernstädt

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Anna Fernstädt
Personal information
NationalityGerman and Czech
Born (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 22)
Prague, Czech Republic[1]
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Czech Republic
SportSkeleton
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals6th (2018 Pyeongchang) for  Germany

Anna Fernstädt (born 23 November 1996 in Prague)[1] is a Czech-German skeleton racer who competes on the Skeleton World Cup circuit. She started competing in 2011 and was selected to the German national team in 2013.[2] In May, 2018, she announced on her personal Twitter account that she was joining the Czech Republic team for the 2018–19 season.[3]

Notable results[edit]

Fernstädt started competing on the Europe Cup in 2013–14, where she quickly established herself with a string of five podium finishes including three golds. She had fewer podiums in 2014–15, when she added the Intercontinental Cup to her schedule, but had two ICC wins in 2015–16 and 2016–17. She finished fifth in the 2015 junior world championships at Altenberg, and earned bronze the following year in Winterberg.[2]

Fernstädt's first season on the World Cup was 2016–17, when her best finish was a bronze at Königssee; that season, the world championships were held on the same Königssee track and Fernstädt finished fourth, but earned a bronze as part of an international squad in the mixed team competition. She started the 2017–18 season on the ICC, but was promoted to the World Cup squad in the place of Sophia Griebel after winning three ICC races. She took bronze in the 2018 race at Altenberg,[1] and won the 2018 Junior World Championships by 0.81 seconds, ahead of 2017 champion Yulia Kanakina.[4]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF).[2]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points Place
2016–17 WHI
8
LKP
4
ALT
4
WIN
10
STM
11
KON
3
IGL
PYE
7
1192 8th
2017–18 LKP
PKC
WHI
6
WIN
9
IGL
14
ALT
3
STM
5
KON
5
1008 10th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Stahlhacke, Angela (13 December 2017). "Media Guide Athletes: Skeleton — Innsbruck (AUT)" (PDF). International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  2. ^ a b c "Anna FERNSTAEDT". International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  3. ^ Fernstädt, Anna [@a_fernstaedt] (2018-05-20). "It's official: new season, new colors! 🇨🇿 #czechteam #skeleton" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Skeleton Athletes Anna Fernstädt and Nikita Tregubov Junior World Champions" (Press release). International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-01.

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