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BAAS-KAISER Stien
BAAS-KAISER Stien

Stien BAAS-KAISER

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Christina Kaiser was already 29 years old when she first competed at the Olympic Games in 1968.

First try, third place

She won a bronze medal at 1,500m. She entered the 3,000m as the reigning world record holder, but again she finished only third.

Into the book of records

In 1972, Baas-Kaiser also entered the 1,500 and the 3,000. This time she held the world record in both events. In the 1,500 she earned a silver medal, losing to Dianne Holum by only one fifth of a second. Three days later, Baas-Kaiser won the gold medal at 3,000m. Her margin of victory, 6.53 seconds, remains the largest in the history of women's speed skating. Baas-Kaiser also retains a place in the Winter Games record book as the oldest woman to win a gold medal in an individual event. When she won the 3,000m in 1972, her age was 33 years 268 days.

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Results

  • Games
    Result
    Sport
    Event
  • G 4:52.14
    Skating
    3000m women
    S 2:21.05
    Skating
    1500m women
  • B 2:24.5
    Skating
    1500m women
    B 5:01.3
    Skating
    3000m women

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