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Gabi Zange
German speed skater

Gabi Zange

Gabi Zange
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Intro German speed skater
A.K.A. Gabi Schönbrunn, Gabriele Zange, Gabriele Schönbrunn, Gabriele Zange...
Is Athlete Speed skater
From Germany Germany
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 1 June 1961, Crimmitschau, Zwickau (district), Saxony, Germany
Age 60 years
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Biography

Gabriele "Gabi" Zange (née Schönbrunn, born 1 June 1961) is a retired German speed skater who specialized in the long distances (3000 m and 5000 m), winning three Olympic bronze medals in these events in 1984 and 1988. In 1981 she won a European bronze medal in the 3000 m and later set a world record at the high-altitude rink of Medeo (3000 m, 4:21.70). In 1984, she won European championships, setting two world records, in the 5000 m (7:39.44) and allround, and finished third at the world championships. Next year she won a silver at the world championships, but then had no success until the 1987–88 season, when she set her fourth world record (4:14.76 in the 3000 m) and won two Olympics medals. She retired soon after the 1988 Olympics and worked as a physiotherapist.

Personal bests:

  • 500 m – 41.93 (1981)
  • 1000 m – 1:22.00 (1988)
  • 1500 m – 2:04.98 (1988)
  • 3000 m – 4:16.76 (1988)
  • 5000 m – 7:21.61 (1988)
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