Ursel Brunner

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Ursel Brunner
Ursel Brunner, Ineke Tigelaar 1963.jpg
Ursel Brunner (left) and Ineke Tigelaar in 1963
Personal information
Born (1941-01-30) 30 January 1941 (age 73)
Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen, Germany
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club SV Nikar, Heidelberg

Ursula "Ursel" Brunner (born 30 January 1941) is a retired West German freestyle swimmer. She competed at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and won two bronze medals in relay events in 1960.[1]

She won at least 15 national titles in the 100 m butterfly (1961–1962), 400 m individual medley (1962–1963), and 100 m (1959–1963) and 400 m freestyle (1957, 1959–1963).[2] In 1963, she was selected the German Sportspersonality of the Year.[3]

In 1975 Brunner married her former coach Hans Wirth (d. 1988). She has a son.

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ursel Brunner. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Schwimmen – Deutsche Meisterschaften. Damen Teil 1, Teil 3. sport-komplett.de
  3. ^ Ursel Brunner. munzinger.de (27 November 2000).
Awards
Preceded by
Jutta Heine
German Sportswoman of the Year
1962
Succeeded by
Roswitha Esser
Annemarie Zimmermann