Heiko Fischer

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Heiko Fischer
Personal information
Country represented West Germany
Born (1960-02-25)25 February 1960
Stuttgart, West Germany
Died 21 November 1989(1989-11-21) (aged 29)
Sindelfingen, Germany
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[1]
Former coach Karel Fajfr
Retired 1988

Heiko Fischer (25 February 1960 — 21 November 1989)[2] was a German figure skater who competed for West Germany. He was the 1982 Skate America silver medalist, 1982 Skate Canada bronze medalist, a two-time Nebelhorn Trophy champion, a five-time German national champion, and competed at two Winter Olympics.

Life and career[edit]

Heiko Fischer won the German Championships in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, and 1988. He trained under Karel Fajfr and represented the TUS Stuttgart club nationally.[3] During his career, he beat Norbert Schramm and Rudi Cerne on the national level.

He collapsed during a game of squash with friends on November 21, 1989.[1] He died of chronic myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) at the age of 29 in Sindelfingen hospital. His wife, Angela, was seven months pregnant when he died, giving birth to their son in 1990.[3][4]

As a tribute to him, the Heiko Fischer Cup (also Heiko Fischer Pokal) has been held in Stuttgart since 1991.[5]

Results[edit]

International
Event 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88
Olympics 10th 9th
Worlds 8th 7th 6th 7th 7th
Europeans 6th 4th 5th 4th WD 6th
Skate America 2nd 5th
Skate Canada 3rd
NHK Trophy 7th
Golden Spin 1st
Nebelhorn 1st 1st
Prague Skate 2nd
St. Gervais 1st
National
West German 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st
WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Heiko Fischer". Der Spiegel. 
  2. ^ "Heiko Fischer". sports-reference.com. 
  3. ^ a b "Ein Leben wie eine Kurzkür" [A life like a short program]. Stuttgarter Zeitung (in German). 5 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Heiko Fischer". munziger.de. 8 January 1990. 
  5. ^ ""Ich war völlig im Schock"" ["I was absolutely shocked"]. Stuttgarter Zeitung (in German). 26 February 2010.