Lily Kronberger

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Lily Kronberger
Lily Kronberger
Personal information
Country represented Hungary
Born(1890-11-12)12 November 1890
Died21 May 1974(1974-05-21) (aged 83)
Lily Kronberger

Lily Kronberger (12 November 1890 – 21 May 1974), also spelled Lili Kronberger, was a Hungarian figure skater competitive during the early years of modern figure skating. She was Hungary’s first World Champion.

Early life[edit]

Kronberger was born in Budapest in 1890.


Kronberger won a World bronze medal in 1906, at the first official World Championships to include a ladies' event.

She won bronze again in 1907, and four gold medals from 1908 to 1911.[1]

She was the first athlete to win a world championship gold for Hungary.

In 1911, Kronberger became the first skater to use musical accompaniment during her entire free program.[1] She did this at the suggestion of Zoltán Kodály.

She died in Budapest in 1974, at the age of 83.

Halls of Fame[edit]

Kronberger, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.[1]

She was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame


Event 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
World Championships 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st
Hungarian Championships* 1st 1st 1st

*Co-ed competition from 1900–1922

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Lili Kronberger at

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