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Anna Seidel


SportShort Track
Born31 Mar 1998 in Dresden 
ResidenceDresden, GER
LanguagesEnglish, French, German
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 43.199 04 Nov 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:28.770 06 Oct 2019 Dresden  
    1500m 2:20.405 15 Feb 2014 Sochi  
    3000m 5:43.220 24 Jan 2016 Sochi  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    1000m     2  
    1500m   1 1  
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachStuart Horsepool [national], GBR  
Club / TeamEislauf-Verein Dresden [EVD]: Germany  
Reason for choosing this sport"My brother was a figure skater and after his sessions the short track speed skaters started training. It looked cool and my mother asked if I wanted to try it. I liked it a lot and continued."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up short track at age nine in Dresden, Germany.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 1000m at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and competing at the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolGerman biathlete Magdalena Neuner. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
InjuriesShe suffered an avulsion fracture to her fibula [shin bone] after falling during the qualification round of the mixed relay at the 2020 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. She was told she would be out for two months. (Instagram profile, 10 Feb 2020;, 07 Feb 2020)

In June 2016 she broke the 12th vertebra in her back. She required surgery to insert metal screws and more than four months of recovery. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2017)

In 2011 she was out for six weeks with a bruised knee. (Athlete, 16 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"The moment when you want to quit is the moment when you need to keep pushing." (, 05 Nov 2020)  
HobbiesYoga, meditation, photography, travel, meeting friends. (, 01 Sep 2020;, 11 Feb 2020)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 03 May 2020;, 11 Feb 2020)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m2  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall2  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m3  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m3  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m3  
    2017/2018 European Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2020/2021 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 European Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2013/2014 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 European Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall6  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall6  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall6  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m7  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m8  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall9  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m10  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall10  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall11  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m11  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m12  
    2020/2021 European Championships 500m12  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall13  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m13  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m15  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m17  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall17  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m19  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m21  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m21  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m23  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m25  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall26  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m26  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m28  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m28  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall40  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall40  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Turin 1500m3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m9  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m9  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m9  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay10  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m12  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay13  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m15  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m15  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay15  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m16  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m16  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m17  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m18  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m19  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m21  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m21  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m23  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m24  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m30  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m30  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m32  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m33  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m36  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m39  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m47  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m51  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m54  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m55  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m59