Ursel Brunner

Ursula "Ursel" Brunner (German pronunciation: [ˈʊʁzl̩ ˈbʁʊnɐ] (About this soundlisten); born 30 January 1941) is a retired West German freestyle swimmer. She competed at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and won two bronze medals in relay events in 1960.[1]

Ursel Brunner
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Ursel Brunner (left) in 1963
Personal information
Born (1941-01-30) 30 January 1941 (age 80)
Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen, Germany
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubSV Nikar, Heidelberg

She won at least 15 national titles in the 100 m butterfly (1961–1962), 400 m individual medley (1962–1963), and 100 m (1959–1963) and 400 m freestyle (1957, 1959–1963).[2] In 1963, she was selected the German Sportspersonality of the Year.[3]

In 1975 Brunner married her former coach Hans Wirth (d. 1988). She has a son.

PublicationsEdit

  • Ursel Brunner (1966). Beobachtungen und Ergebnisse bei der Behandlung von Patientinnen mit Corpuscarcinom 1955–1962.
  • Ursel Brunner; Marion Knebel; Hanns Wirth (1970). Das Konditionstraining des Schwimmers: Teil 1: Trockentraining. Bartels & Wernitz.
  • Ursel Brunner; Marion Knebel; Hanns Wirth (1970). 1. Trockentraining. – 1970. – 111 S.: zahlr. Ill., graph. Darst. – Literaturverz. S. 107–111. Bartels [u.] Wernitz.
  • Ursel Brunner (1976). Trockentraining. Bartels, Wernitz.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ursel Brunner". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ Schwimmen – Deutsche Meisterschaften. Damen Teil 1, Teil 3. sport-komplett.de
  3. ^ Ursel Brunner. munzinger.de (27 November 2000).
Awards
Preceded by
Jutta Heine
German Sportswoman of the Year
1962
Succeeded by
Roswitha Esser
Annemarie Zimmermann