Melitta Brunner

Melitta Kreckow Brunner (née Brunner, 28 January 1907 – 26 May 2003) was an Austrian figure skater. Competing in pairs with Ludwig Wrede, she became the 1928 Olympic bronze medalist and a three-time World medalist, winning two silvers and a bronze.[1] As a single skater, she was the 1929 World bronze medalist.

Melitta Brunner
Melitta Brunner and Paul Kreckow 1932.jpg
Melitta Brunner with Paul Kreckow in 1932
Personal information
Born(1907-01-28)28 January 1907
Vienna, Austria
Died26 May 2003(2003-05-26) (aged 96)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
PartnerLudwig Wrede
Skating clubWEV, Wien
Retired1930
Medal record

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.[2] 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.[1]

Competitive highlightsEdit

Ladies' singlesEdit

International
Event 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Winter Olympics 7th
World Championships 5th 3rd 5th
National
Austrian Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd

Pairs with Ludwig WredeEdit

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

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