Veronika Schmidt

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Veronika Schmidt
Medal record
Women's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Lake Placid 4 x 5 km
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Innsbruck 4 x 5 km
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Falun 20 km
Silver medal – second place 1974 Falun 4 x 5 km
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Oslo 4 x 5 km

Veronika Hesse née Schmidt (born August 24, 1952 in Harzgerode) is a former East German cross-country skier who competed from 1974 to 1982. She won two 4 × 5 km medals at the Winter Olympics with a gold in Lake Placid and a bronze in Innsbruck.

Schmidt also won a complete set medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 20 km (1980), a silver in the 4 × 5 km (1974), and a bronze in the 4 × 5 km (1982).

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