Jenny Wolf

Jenny Wolf (born 31 January 1979) is a former German speed skater. On 10 March 2007 at the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, she broke the world record for the women's 500 m in her second race. She finished sixth on the 500 m at the 2006 Winter Olympics of Turin, and tenth on the same distance in 2002.

Jenny Wolf
Jenny Wolf beim Weltcupfinale in Berlin.JPG
Personal information
Born (1979-01-31) 31 January 1979 (age 42)
East Berlin, East Germany [1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Country Germany
SportSpeed skating

Wolf won the Speed Skating World Cup in the 2005–06 season on the 500 m. Her favorite distance is the 100 m, but this is not an Olympic event.

Wolf won the silver medal at the 500 m at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, five hundredths of a second after South Korean Lee Sang-hwa over two races. Wolf was the world record holder in the event at the time.

On 13 November 2010, Wolf won her 40th 500 m World Cup race, thereby breaking Bonnie Blair's record, who won 39 World Cup races on that distance.


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Preceded by
  Catriona Le May Doan
Women's 500 m speed skating world record
10 March 2007 – 29 January 2012
Succeeded by
  Yu Jing
Preceded by
  Catriona Le May Doan
Women's 2 x 500 m speed skating world record
10 March 2007 – 28 December 2013
Succeeded by
  Heather Richardson