Manuela Ruben

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Manuela Ruben
Personal information
Country represented West Germany
Born (1964-01-14) 14 January 1964 (age 54)
Lauda-Königshofen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Retired 1984

Manuela Ruben (born 14 January 1964) is a former figure skater who competed in ladies' singles for West Germany. She is the 1984 European silver medalist and three-time West German national champion (1982–84). She placed seventh at the 1984 Winter Olympics and sixth at the 1984 World Championships.[1]

She had hoped to contend for a medal at the Sarajevo Olympics after a strong 2nd place finish at that years European Championships (ahead of the Olympic bronze medalist Kira Ivanova who placed only 4th) but mistakes in both the short and long knocked her out of contention. The same thing would happen at the 1984 Word Championships in a weakened field missing Rosalynn Sumners, Tiffany Chin, and Claudia Leistner.


Event 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
Winter Olympics 7th
World Championships 13th 15th 8th 6th
European Champ. 10th 14th 4th 2nd
NHK Trophy 11th
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
German Champ. 2nd 1st 1st 1st