Aika Klein

Aika Klein (born (1982-11-26)November 26, 1982 in Rostock) is a German short track speed skater.

Aika Klein
Personal information
Born (1982-11-26) November 26, 1982 (age 38)
Rostock, East Germany
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight139 lb (63 kg)
Sport
Country Germany
SportShort track speed skating
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking5 (500m)

Klein competed at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics for Germany. In 2002, she was a member of the German 3000 metre relay team, which finished fourth in the semifinals and the B Final, ending up 8th overall. In 2006, she finished third in her opening round race of the 500 metres, was disqualified in the 1000 metres and fifth in the first race of the 1500 metres, failing to advance in any of the events. She was also part of the 3000 metre relay team, which finished fourth in the semifinal and third in the B Final to place 6th overall.

In 2010, she placed fourth in her round one race of the 500 metres and was disqualified in the first round of the 1500 metres, failing to advance. In the 1000 metres, she finished third in the opening heat, but was advanced to the quarterfinals, where she finished fourth and did not advance. Her best overall individual finish, is 16th, in the 2010 1000 metres.[1]

As of 2013, Klein's best performance at the World Championships came in 2004, when she finished 5th as a member of the German 3000m relay team. Her best individual performance at a World Championships was in 2009, when she came 17th in the 1000 metres. She also won a gold medal as a member of the German relay team at the 2010 European Championships.[2]

As of 2013, Klein has three ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup podium finishes, all as part of the German relay team. Her best finishes are a pair of silver medals, in 2004–05 at Madison, and at The Hague in 2005–06. Her top World Cup ranking is 13th, in the 1500 metres in 2004–05.[2]

World Cup PodiumsEdit

[2]

Date Season Location Rank Event
16 February 2003 2002–03 Saguenay   3000m Relay
28 November 2004 2004–05 Madison   3000m Relay
28 November 2004 2005–06 The Hague   3000m Relay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sports Reference Profile". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ a b c "ISU Biography".

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