Karin Kessow

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Karin Kessow
Karin Kessow 1975.jpg
Karin Kessow in 1975
Personal information
Born (1954-01-08) 8 January 1954 (age 63)
Rostock, East Germany
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Country  East Germany
Sport Speed skating
Club SC Dynamo Berlin
Karin Kessow, 1975

Karin Kessow (born 8 January 1954, married name Drbal) is a retired German speed skater who won the World All-Round Speed Skating Championships in 1975.[1] Next year she competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in the 1500 m and 3000 m and finished in fifth and fourth place, respectively.[2]

After marrying Karl-Heinz Drbal she changed her last name to Drbal.[2] She works as a speed skating coach in Berlin.[3]

Personal bests:[2]

  • 500 m – 44.2 (1976)
  • 1000 m – 1:27.2 (1976)
  • 1500 m – 2:13.1 (1976)
  • 3000 m – 4:39.1 (1976)
  • 5000 m – 8:20.4 (1976)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karin KESSOW. sportuitslagen.org
  2. ^ a b c Karin Kessow. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Interview mit der Eisschnelllauf-Weltmeisterin von 1975, Karin Kessow-Drbal. lsb-mv.de (15. February 2008).