Kristina Vogel

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Birthday
10, 1990
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1990 (age 29)
Birthplace
Germany

About

German track cyclist who is known for her work as a sprinter. She is best recognized for having won two gold medals at the Olympic Games including in London in 2012 and again in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. She was unfortunately paralyzed after an accident at the Cottbus Velodrome in June of 2018. 

Before Fame

She first started earning recognition for her cycling in 2007 and 2008 when she competed at the Junior European World Championships. She became a six-time junior world champion before becoming injured in April of 2009. She returned to compete in the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. 

Trivia

In 2019, she decided to venture into politics and ran for the Christian Democratic Union of Germany in the Erfurt city council elections. 

Family Life

She was born in Leninskoye, Bishkek, Kirghiz SSR but moved to Germany with her parents when she was six months old where she was raised. 

Associated With

Other cyclists also from Germany who also specialize in sprinting include Robert Förstemann and John Degenkolb