Gundi Busch

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Gundi Busch
Personal information
Full name Gundula Busch
Country represented  West Germany
Born (1935-04-29)29 April 1935
Milan, Italy
Died January 31, 2014(2014-01-31) (aged 78)
Stockholm, Sweden

Gundula "Gundi" Busch (April 29, 1935 – January 31, 2014) was a German figure skater and coach.[1][2] She was the first World champion ladies' singles champion representing Germany. She took part in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo and finished 8th in the Ladies Singles.[3]

Busch was a daughter of a German businessman. The family moved from Milano from Harlem, Netherlands to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany. She began skating at age four and a half years. She took ballet classes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and was regularly coached in London. Her coach was Thea Frenssen.

In 1954 Busch became World champion. She finished her amateur skating career and took an offer of the ice revue Hollywood Ice Revue. In 1955 she married a Swedish professional ice hockey player Lill-Lulle Johansson. They moved with their son Peter Lulle Johansson to Stockholm, Sweden. Busch later worked there during many years as a figure skating coach, but retired from coaching in 1997. She died unexpectedly in Stockholm after a prolonged illness at Saint Göran Hospital January 31, 2014.

Results[edit]

Event 1951 1952 1953 1954
Winter Olympics 8th
World Championships 10th 6th 2nd 1st
European Championships 6th 7th 2nd 1st
German Championships 3rd 2nd 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gundi Busch" (in German). Munzinger-Archiv. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Eisprinzessin Gundi Busch tot". Hamburger Morgenpost. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gundi Busch". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  • [1] Spiegel online