Regine Heitzer

Regine Heitzer (born 16 February 1944) is a retired Austrian figure skater. She competed at the 1960 and 1964 Winter Olympics and won a silver medal in the singles event in 1964. Between 1960 and 1965 she also won 11 medals at European and world championships. In 1967 she turned professional and skated for Vienna Ice Revue and Holiday on Ice. She retired in 1971 due to a knee injury and rarely danced since then – in 1979 she skated with Emmerich Danzer to promote the World Championships in Vienna.[1][2]

Regine Heitzer
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Regine Heitzer in 1962
Personal information
Country representedAustria
Born (1944-02-16) 16 February 1944 (age 76)
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Former coachHelmut Seibt
Leopold Linhart
Skating clubWien
Retired1973

In the 1970s she turned to her father's business, wholesale upholstery fabrics, investing her earnings from her professional career. She eventually took over the company and converted it to a furniture store before retiring in 2010. In 1996 she was awarded a Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.[3][2]

ResultsEdit

International
Event 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966
Winter Olympics 7th 2nd
World Championships 12th 7th 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
European Championships 8th 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
National
Austrian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Warm Weather Threatens Olympics; Russia's Medal Collection Now at 14". Associated Press. The Telegraph. 3 February 1964.
  2. ^ a b Regine Heitzer. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Neumann, Fritz (7 February 2010). "Im Vitrinentisch, jedoch verdeckt". Der Standard. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010.