Therese Zenz

West German canoeist

Therese Zenz (15 October 1932 – 22 October 2019) was a German sprint canoer. She took part in the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won three silver medals for the United Team of Germany in 1956 and 1960. She later became a coach for the West German team.

Therese Zenz
Therese Zenz, Antonina Seredina, Daniela Walkowiak-Pilecka 1960.jpg
Zenz (left) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1932-10-15)15 October 1932
Merzig, Germany
Died22 October 2019(2019-10-22) (aged 87)
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
ClubKanufreunde Mettlach

Zenz won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-1 500 m: 1954 for Saar) and two bronzes (K-1 500 m and K-2 500 m: both 1958 for West Germany).