Helene Engelmann

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Representing  Austria
Gold medal – first place 1924 Chamonix Pairs
Helene Engelmann
Personal information
Country represented  Austria
Born (1898-02-09)9 February 1898
Died 1 August 1985(1985-08-01) (aged 87)
Former partner Alfred Berger
Karl Mejstrik

Helene Engelmann (later Jaroschka, 9 February 1898 in Vienna, Austria – 1 August 1985 in Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian pair skater.

Engelmann was the daughter of Eduard Engelmann Jr., three-time gold medallist at the European Figure Skating Championships, and therefore was exposed to the sport at an early age. She began skating as a small child.

In 1913 she became pair skating World Champion with her skating partner Karl Mejstrik. At this time she was just 15 years old, and is still the youngest ever world champion in the pair event.

Engelmann also won World titles in 1922 and 1924 with partner Alfred Berger. They became Olympic champions in 1924. Engelmann did not compete in the European championships, as her father did, because the pair event was not established until 1930.


with Alfred Berger

Event 1921 1922 1923 1924
Winter Olympic Games 1st
World Championships 1st 1st
Austrian Championships 1st 1st 1st

with Karl Mejstrik

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