Heidemarie Steiner

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Heidemarie Steiner
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Heidi Steiner with Heinz-Ulrich Walther in 1966
Personal information
Country represented  East Germany
Born (1944-05-09) May 9, 1944 (age 72)
Kolberg, Pommern, Germany
Former partner Heinz-Ulrich Walther
Former coach Heinz-Friedrich Lindner
Skating club SC Dynamo Berlin

Heidemarie Steiner married Walther, (born May 9, 1944 in Kolberg, Province of Pomerania) is a German figure skater and coach. She competed in pair skating and ladies singles.

Steiner began as a single skater. But when she dropped behind fellow East German Gabriele Seyfert, she wanted to retire early.

However, she changed to pair skating and teamed up with Heinz-Ulrich Walther, who also became her husband in 1969. Their greatest success was winning the bronze medal at the 1970 World Championships in Ljubljana. The pair trained at the SC Dynamo Berlin club and represented East Germany. Their coach was Heinz-Friedrich Lindner.

After she retired, she became figure skating coach at the SC Dynamo Berlin club (today SC Berlin). She has coached Romy Kermer & Rolf Österreich, Birgit Lorenz & Knut Schubert, Babette Preußler & Tobias Schöter and Peggy Schwarz & Alexander König, among others. She later coached Swiss couple Leslie Monod & Cedric Monod. She also worked as a choreographer for this couple.

Today she lives in Berlin with her husband Heinz-Ulrich Walther.


ladies singles

Event 1960 1961 1962 1963
European Championships 26th 23rd
East German Championships 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd

pairs (with Walther)

Event 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Winter Olympics 4th
World Championships 9th 5th 5th 5th 3rd
European Championships 8th 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd
East German Championships 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st

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