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Claudia Pechstein

Claudia Pechstein

Claudia Pechstein is a German speed skater. She has won five Olympic gold medals. With a total of nine Olympic medals, five gold, two silver and two bronze, she is the most successful Olympic speed skater, male or female, of all-time, and also the most successful German Winter Olympian of all-time. Pechstein is the first female Winter Olympian to win medals in five consecutive Olympics, She won the gold medal in the women's 5000 metres race in three consecutive Olympics, with bronze in the first and the silver medal in the fifth. In the 3000 metres, she won three medals, gold, silver and bronze. She won her fifth Olympic gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2006 Winter Olympics in ... more on Wikipedia

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