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Sport  Speed skating
Weight  66 kg
Height  1.70 m
Role  Speed Skater
Name  Anne Henning

Anne Henning

Born  September 6, 1955 (age 60) (1955-09-06) Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Club  Northbrook Speedskating Club
Olympic medals  Speed skating at the 1972 Winter Olympics – Women's 500 metres
Similar People  Atje Keulen‑Deelstra, Monika Pflug, Lyudmila Titova

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Anne Elizabeth Henning (born September 6, 1955) is a retired American speed skater. She grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, and started in short track speed skating, but then, like many short track speed skaters before and after her, switched to long track speed skating. In 1971, 15-year-old Henning won silver at the ISU Sprint Championships, the forerunner of the World Sprint Championships. During those championships, she set new world records in both her 500 m races.


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In 1972, Henning broke the world records on the 500 m and the 1,000 m, which made her the favourite on those distances at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. During her 500 m race against Sylvia Burka at those Olympics, Henning was obstructed at the crossing by Burka, but she still set the fastest time and a new Olympic record (43.70). In her re-skate, which she was allowed to take according to the rules, she improved her time to 43.33. Aged 16, this made Henning the youngest Olympic Champion in the history of Olympic speed skating. On the 1,000 m, Henning took the bronze medal behind surprise winner Monika Pflug and only 0.01 seconds behind silver medallist Atje Keulen-Deelstra. After that season, a still only 16 year old Henning retired from speed skating.

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Anne Henning currently is a teacher in Englewood, Colorado.

DiFilm - Anne Henning Olympics Games Sapporo - Speed skating 1972

World records

Over the course of her career, Henning skated four world records:

Personal records

To put these personal records in perspective, the last column (WR) lists the official world records on the dates that Henning skated her personal records.


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