Ludowika Jakobsson

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Pairs
Silver medal – second place 1924 Chamonix Pairs
Ludowika Jakobsson
Personal information
Country represented  Germany
Born (1884-07-25)25 July 1884
Potsdam, Germany
Died 1 November 1968(1968-11-01) (aged 84)
Helsinki, Finland
Former partner Walter Jakobsson

Ludowika Jakobsson (née Eilers, 25 July 1884 in Potsdam, Germany – 1 November 1968 in Helsinki, Finland) was a German-Finnish figure skater. Competing in pair skating with skating partner and husband Walter Jakobsson, she became Olympic Champion in 1920 and three-time World champion. Ludowika Jakobsson-Eilers was also successful in ladies' single skating. In 1911 she won the bronze medal at the Worlds representing still Germany.

Ludowika Eilers married her Finnish figure skating partner Walter Jakobsson in 1911. Therefore the International Skating Union counts their medals 1910 and 1911 at the Worlds half for Germany and half for Finland. After the marriage she became a true Finn.

In 1920 Ludowika Jakobsson-Eilers was the only German born athlete at the Olympics in Antwerp.

Results in Pairs with Walter Jakobsson[edit]

Event 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1928
Winter Olympics 1st 2nd 5th
World Championships 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
Nordic Championships 1st 1st
Finnish Championships 1st 1st

Results in Ladies singles[edit]

Event 1911 1912 1917
World Championships 3rd 7th
Finnish Championships 1st