Manuela Henkel

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Manuela Henkel
Medal record
Women's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 5 km
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Val di Fiemme 4 x 5 km
Manuela Henkel, Tour de Ski, Praha 2007

Manuela Henkel (born December 4, 1974 in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Thuringia) is a German cross-country skier who has competed since 1994. She won a gold medal in the 4 x 5 km at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Her best individual finish was 12th in the Individual sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She is the older sister of Andrea Henkel, a biathlete.

Henkel also won a gold in the 4 x 5 km at the 2003 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and earned her best individual finish of 9th in the 15 km event at those same games. She has won three individual races in her career, all under 5 km in 1995, 2000, and 2005.

Henkel's local ski club is the WSV Oberhof.

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