Anna Seidel (speed skater)

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Anna Seidel
Anna Seidel SHORTTRACK.jpg
Personal information
Born (1998-03-31) 31 March 1998 (age 20)
Country Germany
SportShort track speed skating
ClubEislaufverein Dresden e.V.
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2014 Sochi

Anna Seidel (born 31 March 1998) is a German short track speed skater.[1] At the ISU World Cup in Kolomna, Russia, in November 2013, Seidel placed 6th in the A Final of the 1500m event,[2] thereby qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where she was the only lady represented Germany in short track. She was officially nominated by the DOSB (German Olympic Committee) on December 18, 2013.[3]

Anna Seidel started her sport carrier in athletics. In age of 9 she started her first short track practice and in year 2007 took part in her first junior competition. She got more success within next years and ranked as 3rd at Europe Cup in March 2013. She finished as 40th (of 67) at the Junior World Championship 2013 in Warsaw, which allowed her to be qualified to Short Track World Cup. Following sport achievements brought Anna Seidel to 2014 Olympic Games where she showed her personal best time in 1500m — 2:20.405min.

In December 2013 Anna Seidel became an official nominee to join the German Olympic movement and the second youngest member of German Olympic Team after Gianina Ernst.[4]


  1. ^ "Biographical data for SEIDEL, Anna". Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  2. ^ "Short track speed skating – results – ISU World Cup 2013/2014, Kolomna (RUS)". ISU. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  3. ^ "Olympiamannschaft mit ersten Nominierungen für Sotschi (German)". Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  4. ^ "In den Ferien nach Sotschi, Sueddeutsche Zeitung (in German)".