Helene Engelmann

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Helene Engelmann
Alfred Berger et Helene Engelmann, champions olympiques de patinage en 1924 à Chamonix.jpg
Alfred Berger and Helene Engelmann
Personal information
Alternative namesHelene Jaroschka
Country representedAustria
Born(1898-02-09)9 February 1898
Died1 August 1985(1985-08-01) (aged 87)
Former partnerAlfred Berger
Karl Mejstrik

Helene Engelmann (later Jaroschka, 9 February 1898 – 1 August 1985) was an Austrian pair skater. With Alfred Berger, she became the 1924 Olympic champion and a two-time world champion. She also won a world title with Karl Mejstrik.

Life and career[edit]

Engelmann was the daughter of Eduard Engelmann Jr., a three-time champion at the European Figure Skating Championships. She began skating as a small child, having been introduced to the sport at an early age.

Aged 15, she won the pair skating title at the 1913 World Championships with her skating partner Karl Mejstrik. She remains the youngest-ever world champion in the pair category.

Engelmann also won World titles in 1922 and 1924 with partner Alfred Berger. They won gold at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France. Engelmann did not compete at the European Championships, as her father did, because the pair category was not included until 1930.


With Alfred Berger[edit]

Event 1921 1922 1923 1924
Winter Olympics 1st
World Championships 1st 1st
Austrian Championships 1st 1st 1st

With Karl Mejstrik[edit]

Event 1913 1914
World Championships 1st 2nd
Austrian Championships 1st 2nd