Norbert Schramm

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Norbert Schramm
Personal information
Country represented  West Germany
Born (1960-04-07) April 7, 1960 (age 54)
Nuremberg, Bavaria
Former coach Erich Zeller
Skating club EC Oberstdorf
Retired 1984

Norbert Schramm (born April 7, 1960) is a German former competitive figure skater. He is a two-time European champion, a two-time World silver medalist, and a three-time German national champion.

Skating career[edit]

Schramm began skating at age six. He was coached by Erich Zeller at the national center in Oberstdorf, and skated for the EC Oberstdorf club representing West Germany. Amongst his team members were Rudi Cerne and Heiko Fischer. Along with three national titles, Schramm won gold twice at the European Championships and silver twice at the World Championships. He also attracted media attention for his red costumes, his choreography and spontaneous creativity on ice, as well as for creating new spins and reinventing old forgotten spins.

Schramm retired from amateur competition in 1984. He became a professional world champion in Washington, D.C., United States, appeared in ice shows such as Holiday on Ice, and directed and choreographed such shows. In 1988, he began coaching figure skaters. From 2002 until 2007 he was artistic director of the ice show at Europa-Park. In 2006 he was a representative of the German "Dancing on Ice" television show.

Personal life[edit]

Schramm has a daughter, Bernadette Schramm (born on March 4, 1994), with former wife Nicola Brown. He was also married, for less than a year, to German-American filmmaker Marianne Hettinger. Schramm lives in New York City, where he works as a full-time action and people photographer. He was Grand Marshal of the 2012 Steuben Parade in New York City.(http://www.germanparadenyc.org/news59.html)

Results[edit]

International
Event 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
Olympics 9th
Worlds 16th 7th 2nd 2nd WD
Europeans 11th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd
Skate Canada 1st
NHK Trophy 2nd
St. Gervais 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 4th
National
German Champ. 6th 5th 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 1st
WD = Withdrew

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