|Country represented||West Germany|
|Born||January 18, 1959|
|Olympic medal record|
|Women's figure skating|
|Competitor for West Germany|
|Bronze||1980 Lake Placid||Singles|
She trained in Oberstdorf under the guidance of her coach, Erich Zeller. Her main international rivals were Anett Pötzsch, Linda Fratianne, and Emi Watanabe. Like Pötzsch, Lurz was known primarily for her strong compulsory figures, usually placing slightly behind Poetzsch in figures at most major competitions between 1977 and 1980.
Lurz was able to complete two different triple jumps, Salchow and Loop, making her technically competitive with other skaters such as Pötzsch and Fratianne. However, Lurz's skating was often characterized as "skating on an egg shell," signaling the weakness in her basic skating skills. In addition, she was frequently criticized for her lack of artistry. As a result, she typically placed significantly lower in the short program and free skating portions of a competition, even with successfully completed triple jumps.
Her most successful year came in 1980, when she won the silver medals at the Europeans and the Worlds behind Pötzsch and the bronze medal at the Olympic Winter Games behind Pötzsch and Fratianne. These results were highly controversial, given Lurz's short program and free skating performances at these competitions.  
She studied medicine at the university in Cologne and currently serve as a physician for the German team.
Lurz is now an ISU Judge and Referee for Germany.
|Winter Olympic Games||10th||3rd|