Ingrid Wendl

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Ingrid Wendl
Ingrid Wendl, dancer against cancer 2010.jpg
Ingrid Wendl, 2010
Personal information
Full name Ingrid Wendl
Country represented  Austria
Born (1940-05-17) May 17, 1940 (age 77)
Olympic medal record
Women's figure skating
Representing  Austria
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Singles

Ingrid Turković-Wendl (born Ingrid Wendl on May 17, 1940 in Vienna) is an Austrian figure skater, television announcer, and political figure. She has been an Austrian People's Party delegate to the National Council of Austria since 2002.[citation needed]

Turković-Wendl is the 1956 and 1958 European Figure Skating Championships gold medalist, and the 1956 Winter Olympics bronze medalist in ladies' figure skating.[1] Among her contemporaries were fellow Austrians Hanna Eigel and Hanna Walter. Wendl later became a professional skater and performed in the Viennese Ice Revue (Vienna Ice Revue) and Ice Capades. She retired from the sport in 1971.

In 1972 she began working for ORF, the national Austrian public service broadcaster. She retired from broadcasting in 2000. Turković-Wendl was elected to the National Council of Austria in November 2002.

She is married to bassoonist Milan Turković.


Event 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958
Winter Olympic Games 3rd
World Championships 12th 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd
European Championships 5th 1st 2nd 1st
Austrian Championships 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st