Friesinger, Anni (1977–)

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Friesinger, Anni (1977–)

German speedskater. Name variations: Anna Friesinger. Born Jan 11, 1977, in Germany; dau. of Georg and Janina Friesinger (both speedskaters); sister of Jan and Agnes Friesinger (both speedskaters).

Won a bronze medal in the 3,000 meters at Nagano Olympics (1998); won the European All-Around championships (1999), the World Cup title in the 1,500 meters (2000–01), and the World All-Around championships (2001); at World Single Distance championships, won a gold in the 1,500 and a silver in the 3,000 (2001); won a gold medal for the 1,500 meters at Salt Lake City Olympics (2002) and a gold medal for Team Pursuit and bronze medal for 1,000 meters at Torino Olympics (2006).