Elsa Rendschmidt

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Olympic medal record
Ladies Figure skating
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Ladies' singles
Elsa Rendschmidt
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born(1886-01-11)11 January 1886
Died9 October 1969(1969-10-09) (aged 83)

Elsa Rendschmidt (11 January 1886 – 9 October 1969) was a German figure skater and the first German woman to win a medal at the Olympic Games.

Rendschmidt won the silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics, the first Olympics to include a ladies' figure skating event. She competed in the first ladies' German nationals, which took place in 1911. She skated for the Berliner Schlittschuhclub and won the event, becoming Germany's first ladies' champion. She also competed at the World Championships several times. Her best finish was 2nd (in 1908 and 1910).

A road located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf was named after Rendschmidt in 2006. [1]


Event 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Winter Olympics 2nd
World Championships 4th 4th 2nd 2nd
German Championships 1st