Kristina Vogel

Kristina Vogel

Vogel in 2013
Personal information
Born (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990
Leninskoye, Bishkek, Kirghiz SSR
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter

Kristina Vogel (born 10 November 1990) is a German track cyclist.

Vogel was born in Leninskoye, a district of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and moved to Germany with her parents when she was six months old.[1] In 2007 and 2008 she competed at the Junior European and World Championships and became a six-time junior world champion and two-time junior European champion.

In April 2009, Vogel was seriously injured after a collision with a minibus when riding on the roads near her home in Erfurt. She was in an artificial coma for two days. She competed at the 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, where she finished fifth in the individual sprint and sixth in the team sprint alongside Miriam Welte.[2] She also competed at the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Welte and Vogel on the podium at the 2012 Track World Championships

At the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne, Vogel and Welte won the gold medal in the team sprint. They set a world record in qualifying which they broke again in the final.[3] Vogel and Welte would go on to win the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's team sprint later that year in London, benefiting from competitors being relegated in both the semifinal and final.

In addition to her track cycling career, Vogel also works as a part-time police officer.[1][2]


  1. 1 2 Williams, Ollie (1 November 2013). "Track Cycling World Cup: Winning Olympic gold and fighting crime". Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. 1 2 James, Ryland (10 June 2012). "From broken neck to breaking records for Vogel". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. Aubrey, Jane (4 April 2012). "Germany set new world record twice en-route to rainbow jersey". Cycling News.
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