Karin Iten

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Karin Iten
Personal information
Country represented   Switzerland
Born (1956-08-11)August 11, 1956
Died May 18, 2010(2010-05-18) (aged 53)

Karin Iten (August 11, 1956[1] – May 18, 2010) was a Swiss figure skater. She won the bronze medal at the 1973 European Figure Skating Championships.[2] She died on May 18, 2010 in Winterthur from the effects of diabetes.

She was the inventor of the Biellmann spin, which was later named after Denise Bielmann, who made this spin famous.


Event 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75
World Championships 12th 6th 5th 21st
European Championships 15th 3rd 5th 10th
Swiss Championships 1st 1st 1st
Richmond Trophy 2nd


  1. ^ Munzinger biographical entry (in German)
  2. ^ Eisprinzessin Karin Iten ist tot "Ice princess Karin Iten is dead" (in German)

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Preceded by
Switzerland Marie-Theres Nadig
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Switzerland Lise-Marie Morerod