Ingrid Krämer

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Ingrid Krämer
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Ingrid Krämer in 1964
Personal information
Born (1943-07-29) 29 July 1943 (age 74)
Dresden, Germany
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Diving
Club SC Einheit Dresden; SC Empor Rostock

Ingrid Krämer (later Engel-Krämer, later Gulbin, born 29 July 1943) is a diver from East Germany and Olympic champion.

Krämer competed in the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics for the Unified Team of Germany. She won gold medals in springboard and platform diving in 1960. She was the German flag bearer at the 1964 Games, where she competed under the name Engel-Krämer and won a gold medal in springboard and a silver medal in platform diving. Four years later at the 1968 Games she competed for East Germany and used the name Gulbin. She finished fifth in the 3 metre springboard competition.[1]

She finished fourth in the springboard and eighth in the platform at the 1958 European Aquatics Championships and won both events in 1962.[1][2]

She retired after the 1968 Olympics to become a successful diving coach, training such athletes as Martina Jäschke, Beate Jahn, Jan Hempel, Michael Kühne, Heiko Meyer and Annett Gamm. She lost her job after the reunification of Germany and worked as a bank clerk.[1]

Personal life and awards[edit]

In November 1963 she married Hein Engel, a German weightlifter and coach,[3] and at the 1964 Olympics competed as Engel-Krämer.

She was elected sportspersonality of the year 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964 in East Germany. In 1960, she was also chosen sportspersonality of the year in West Germany, becoming the only person to win the award in both parts of Germany.[1]

She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer Archived 1 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ a b "INGRID KRAMER (GDR) – 1975 Honor Diver" Archived 25 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine. – International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on 13 June 2008)
  3. ^ INGRID ENGEL-KRÄMER: Schrauben für die Republik. Spiegel, 21 October 1964