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Photo (credit: Charlie Booker): Anja Schneiderheinze (left) with push athlete Annika Drazek after winning World Championships gold in Innsbruck 2016
Kienbaum (RWH) Bobsleigh World Champion Anja Schneiderheinze from Germany is winner of the Kienbaum Award 2016. Alfons Hörmann, president of the National Olympic Committee of Germany (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB), awarded the 38 years old pilot as first winter athlete with this award. „It really makes me proud, what this price represents“, Anja Schneiderheinze wrote on her Facebook page.
The Kienbaum Award, named after the German Sports High Performance Center in Kienbaum near Berlin, is awarded by the DOSB since 2012 for role model athletes who represent values like the Olympic idea, fair play, respect and teamwork.
Anja Schneiderheinze started her bobsleigh career as push athlete, winning Olympic gold (2006) and World Championships gold (2005) with pilot Sandra Kiriasis. After changing to the pilot seat herself, she was second overall in World Cup (2012) before winning European Championships gold (20015 and 2016) and World Championships gold at the 2016 BMW IBSF World Championships in Innsbruck. ©RWH2016

Photo (credit: Charlie Booker): Anja Schneiderheinze (left) with push athlete Annika Drazek after winning World Championships gold in Innsbruck 2016

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