May 19, 1936 |
Elisabeth "Sissy" Schwarz (born May 19, 1936 in Vienna) was an Austrian figure skater. She won the 1956 Olympics pairs title with her partner Kurt Oppelt. They also won the World and European titles that same year. They also won the Austrian National Championships 1952 through 1956.
Schwarz and Oppelt won the 1956 Olympic title. Their rivals, two-time world champions Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden, faltered on a lift, causing them to finish after their music ended. The judging panel was split 6 to 3 in favor of Schwarz and Oppelt.
Schwarz also competed as a single skater. She placed 19th at the 1952 Winter Olympics and 9th at the 1953 Europeans. She never competed at Worlds as a single skater.
She currently lives in Wiener Neustadt with her family.
(pairs with Kurt Oppelt)
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