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Sandra Kiriasis

Sandra Kiriasis
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1975-01-04) 4 January 1975 [1]
Dresden, Saxony,
 East Germany
Residence Winterberg[1]
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)[1]
Website Official website (German)
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh
Event(s) 2-woman
Club RSG Hochsauerland
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1st2nd

Sandra Kiriasis (born 4 January 1975 in Dresden as Sandra Prokoff) is a German bobsledder who has competed since 2000.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City she won silver in the two-woman event together with teammate Ulrike Holzner. She also competed in the bobsleigh events at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, where Kiriasis (married in late 2004) won gold in the two-woman event with teammate Anja Schneiderheinze. She finished fourth in the two-woman event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Kiriasis also won eight medals at the FIBT World Championships with five golds (Two-woman: 2005, 2007, 2008; Mixed team: 2007, 2008, 2009) and two silvers (Two-woman: 2003, 2004). She won the overall two-woman Bobsleigh World Cup in 2003-4, 2004–5, 2005–6, 2006-7, 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009–10, 2010–11 and has so far won a record 43 World Cup races in total.

Career highlights

Olympic Winter Games
2002 – Salt Lake City, 2nd 2nd with Ulrike Holzner
2006 – Turin, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
World Championships
2003 – Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Ulrike Holzner
2004 – Königssee, 2nd 2nd with Anja Schneiderheinze
2005 – Calgary, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2007 – St. Moritz, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2008 – Altenberg, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
European Championships
2005 – Altenberg, 2nd 2nd with Anja Schneiderheinze
2006 – St. Moritz, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2007 – Cortina d'Ampezzo, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2008 – Cesana, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2009 – St. Moritz, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
World Cup Single Events
2000/2001 – Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Daniela Clobes
2000/2001 – Winterberg, 3rd 3rd with Daniela Clobes
2000/2001 – Igls, 2nd 2nd with Kerstin Szymkowiak
2000/2001 – Igls, 2nd 2nd with Kerstin Szymkowiak
2000/2001 – Park City, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2001/2002 – Winterberg, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2001/2002 – Winterberg, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2001/2002 – Königssee, 1st 1st with Nicole Herschmann
2001/2002 – Igls, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2001/2002 – Igls, 1st 1st with Nicole Herschmann
2001/2002 – Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Ulrike Holzner
2001/2002 – Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Ulrike Holzner
2002/2003 – Calgary, 2nd 2nd with Ulrike Holzner
2002/2003 – Calgary, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2002/2003 – Park City, 1st 1st with Nicole Herschmann
2002/2003 – Park City, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2002/2003 – Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Ulrike Holzner
2002/2003 – Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Nicole Herschmann
2002/2003 – Igls, 2nd 2nd with Nicole Herschmann
2002/2003 – Igls, 2nd 2nd with Ulrike Holzner
2003/2004 – Calgary, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2003/2004 – Calgary, 1st 1st with Janine Tischer
2003/2004 – Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2003/2004 – Lake Placid, 2nd 2nd with Janine Tischer
2003/2004 – Lillehammer, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2003/2004 – Lillehammer, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2004/2005 – Winterberg, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2004/2005 – Altenberg, 2nd 2nd with Anja Schneiderheinze
2004/2005 – Igls, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2004/2005 – Cortina d'Ampezzo, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2004/2005 – Cesana, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2004/2005 – Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2005/2006 – Calgary, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2005/2006 – Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2005/2006 – Igls, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2005/2006 – Cortina d'Ampezzo, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2005/2006 – Königssee, 3rd 3rd with Anja Schneiderheinze
2005/2006 – St. Moritz, 2nd 2nd with Berit Wiacker
2006/2007 – Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Romy Logsch
2006/2007 – Lake Placid, 3rd 3rd with Anja Schneiderheinze
2006/2007 – Cortina d'Ampezzo, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2006/2007 – Igls, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2006/2007 – Cesana, 1st 1st with Anja Schneiderheinze
2006/2007 – Winterberg, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2006/2007 – Königssee, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2007/2008 – Calgary, 3rd 3rd with Berit Wiacker
2007/2008 – Park City, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2007/2008 – Lake Placid, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2007/2008 – Cortina d'Ampezzo, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2007/2008 – Cesana, 3rd 3rd with Berit Wiacker
2007/2008 – St. Moritz, 1st 1st with Romy Logsch
2007/2008 – Königssee, 2nd 2nd with Berit Wiacker
2007/2008 – Winterberg, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2008/2009 – Winterberg, 2nd 2nd with Romy Logsch
2008/2009 – Altenberg, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2008/2009 – Igls, 3rd 3rd with Romy Logsch
2008/2009 – Königssee, 2nd 2nd with Romy Logsch
2008/2009 – St. Moritz, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2008/2009 – St. Moritz, 1st 1st with Berit Wiacker
2008/2009 – Park City, 3rd 3rd with Patricia Polifka

References

  1. ^ a b c d FIBT-Bobsleigh profile, accessed December 9, 2010
  • Bobsleigh two-woman Olympic medalists since 2002
  • Bobsleigh two-woman world championship medalists since 2000
  • Mixed bobsleigh-skeleton world championship medalists since 2007
  • List of two-woman bobsleigh World Cup champions since 1995
  • NBCOlympics.com profile
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