Fritzi Schwingl

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Fritzi Schwingl
Medal record
Women's canoe sprint
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London K-1 500 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1950 Copenhagen K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1954 Mâcon K-1 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London K-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Copenhagen K-1 500 m
Women's canoe slalom
Representing  Austria
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1949 Geneva Folding K-1 team
Gold medal – first place 1951 Steyr Folding K-1 team
Gold medal – first place 1953 Meran Folding K-1
Silver medal – second place 1949 Geneva Folding K-1
Silver medal – second place 1951 Steyr Folding K-1
Bronze medal – third place 1953 Meran Folding K-1 team
Bronze medal – third place 1957 Augsburg Folding K-1 team

Friederike "Fritzi" Schwingl (28 July 1921 – 9 July 2016) was an Austrian slalom and sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. She won a bronze medal in the K-1 500 m event at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.[1]

Biography[edit]

Schwingl won four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two silvers (K-1 500 m: 1954, K-2 500 m: 1950) and two bronzes (K-1 500 m: 1950, K-2 500 m: 1948). She also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with three golds (Folding K-1: 1953; Folding K-1 team: 1949, 1951), two silvers (Folding K-1: 1949, 1951) and two bronzes (Folding K-1 team: 1953, 1957). As of 2009, Schwingl is the only woman to medal at both the slalom and sprint canoeing world championships.

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