Ina Bauer (figure skater)
|Alternative names||Ina Szenes-Bauer|
|Country represented||West Germany|
31 January 1941|
|Died||13 December 2014(aged 73)|
Ina Bauer, married name Szenes, (31 January 1941 – 13 December 2014) was a German competitive figure skater. She won three consecutive West German national titles (1957–59) and invented the skating element which bears her name.
After winning the German national silver medal in 1956, Bauer was assigned to the European Championships in Paris, France and finished 13th. She then placed 20th at the World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
The following season, Bauer won the first of her three German national titles. She placed tenth at the 1957 European Championships in Vienna, Austria and 11th at the 1957 World Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
During the next two years, Bauer repeated as German national champion and achieved her highest international rankings. She placed fourth at the 1958 World Championships in Paris, France, the 1959 European Championships in Davos, Switzerland, and the 1959 World Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During this time, she trained in Colorado Springs.
After withdrawing from the 1960 European Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bauer retired from competition at her father's request. She then toured with Ice Follies and starred in two movies with Austrian alpine skier Toni Sailer.
|West German Champ.||2nd||1st||1st||1st|
|WD = Withdrew|
- Schmitz, Jochen (4 February 2008). "Eiskunstlauf: Ina Bauer tritt zurück: Jetzt Siegerehrung mit Szewczenko" [Figure skating: Ina Bauer's return]. Westdeutsche Zeitung (in German).
- "Krefelder Sport-Legenden: Ina Bauer" [Krefeld's sports legends: Ina Bauer]. Rheinische Post (in German). 18 October 2011.
- Meisgen, Cordula (14 December 2014). "Ina Szenes-Bauer verstorben" [Ina Szenes-Bauer has died]. Eissport-Verein Krefeld (in German). Archived from the original on 15 December 2014.
- Ina Bauer gone, but move lives on
- "Ina Bauer-Szenes verstorben" [Ina Bauer-Szenes has died]. Deutsche Eislauf-Union (in German). 16 December 2014.
- "Foreign News". Skating magazine. March 1959.
- "EISKUNSTLAUF: Sie schwimmen (siehe Titelbild)" [Figure skating]. Der Spiegel (in German). 24 February 1960.
- "Nach Tod der Namensgeberin: Ina-Bauer-Pokal wird fortgeführt". Sport-Informations-Dienst (in German). Handelsblatt. 2 January 2015. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015.
- Stevens, Ryan (15 December 2014). "Ina Szenes-Bauer: Brigitte Bardot On Ice". Skate Guard.
- Gallagher, Jack (23 December 2014). "Ina Bauer gone, but move lives on". The Japan Times.