Melitta Brunner: Figure skater (1907 - 2003) | Biography
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Melitta Brunner
Figure skater

Melitta Brunner

Melitta Brunner
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Intro Figure skater
Was Figure skater
From Austria
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 28 January 1907, Vienna
Death 26 May 2003, Philadelphia (aged 96 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Melitta Kreckow Brunner (née Brunner, 28 January 1907 – 26 May 2003) was an Austrian figure skater. As a single skater, she won the bronze medal at the 1929 World Championships. As a pair skater, she skated with Ludwig Wrede and won the bronze at the 1928 Olympics in St. Moritz. The pair also won three medals at the World Championships, two silvers and a bronze.
After retiring from competitions Brunner taught skating in Switzerland and Great Britain. In December 1932 she married Paul Kreckow, a German figure skater from Berlin. They married in London, where they were giving skating demonstrations. After World War II, Brunner performed in ice shows in Europe, and then immigrated to the United States. There she continued skating, and coached skaters into her nineties.

Competitive highlights

Ladies' singles

Event 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Winter Olympic Games 7th
World Championships 5th 3rd 5th
Austrian Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd


(with Ludwig Wrede)

Event 1922 1923 1924 1928 1929 1930
Winter Olympics 3rd
World Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd
Austrian Championships 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st

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