Eileen Zillmer

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Eileen Zillmer
Personal information
Full nameEileen Christina Zillmer
Alternative namesBibi Zillmer
Country representedWest Germany
Born (1952-12-15) December 15, 1952 (age 65)
West Point, New York, USA
CoachMadeleine Zillmer
Skating clubAugsburger Panther
Retiredc. 1971

Eileen Christina "Bibi"[1] Zillmer (born December 15, 1952)[2] is a former competitive figure skater who represented West Germany for most of her career. She is a three-time (1969–71) national champion[3][4] and competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France; Zillmer placed 12th in compulsory figures, 23rd in free skating, and 19th overall.[2] She finished in the top ten at four ISU Championships1969 Worlds in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA; 1969 Europeans in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany; 1970 Europeans in Leningrad, Soviet Union; and 1971 Europeans in Zürich, Switzerland.

Zillmer was born in West Point, New York,[2] the daughter of Madeleine (née Mueller) and David Zillmer.[1] She was coached by her mother.[1] Her brother, Eric, competed in downhill skiing.[5]

Competitive highlights[edit]

International
Event 64–65
(USA)
66–67
(GER)
67–68
(GER)
68–69
(GER)
69–70
(GER)
70–71
(GER)
Winter Olympics 19th
World Champ. 9th 15th
European Champ. 10th 10th 9th
Prague Skate 9th
National
German Champ. 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zillmer, Eric A. (January 21, 2013). "David Zillmer". defender.west-point.org. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Eileen Zillmer". Sports Reference.
  3. ^ "Skating Champion". United Press International. Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin). January 21, 1969. p. 11.
  4. ^ Jackson, Jonathan. The Making of Slap Shot: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Hockey Movie Ever. p. 134.
  5. ^ "NCAA selects Dr. Eric Zillmer for Olympic Sports Liaison Committee". Drexel Dragons. February 16, 2015. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016.