Fritz Kachler

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Fritz Kachler
Personal information
Full name Friedrich Kachler
Alternative names "Fritz"
Country represented  Austria
Born January 12, 1888
Vienna, Austria
Died May 14, 1973
Vienna, Austria
Home town Vienna, Austria

Fritz Kachler was an Austrian figure skater. He was the 1912, 1913, and 1923 World champion and the 1914 & 1924 European champion.

He did not believe that sport and nationalism should be mixed[citation needed] and therefore chose not to participate in the Olympic Games of 1920 and 1924. He acted as a judge in the World Figure Skating Championships of 1926 (Men, Pairs), 1927 (Men) and 1937 (Women).

A mechanical engineer, he rose to become head of the Vienna/Lower Austria section of the Austrian Railways, after having been dismissed by the Nazis[citation needed]. He is buried in the Eisenstaedter family grave (plot 12G) in the Doeblinger Cemetery, Vienna, with his wife Margarethe Eisenstädter[citation needed].

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1922 1923 1924 1925
World Championships 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd
European Championships 1st 2nd 1st
Austrian Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st

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