Maria Isser

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Maria Isser
Medal record
Luge
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1957 Davos Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1960 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1955 Oslo Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1955 Oslo Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1959 Villard-de-Lans Women's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1952 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1953 Cortina d'Ampezzo Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1954 Davos Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1955 Hahnenklee Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1956 Imst Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1951 Igls Women's singles

Maria Isser (22 October 1929 – 2011[1]) was an Austrian luger who competed during the early 1950s and early 1960s. She won five medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two golds (Women's singles: 1957, 1960) and three silvers (Women's singles: 1955, 1959; Doubles: 1955). Her silver in the doubles event in 1955 with her brother Josef was the first time a woman ever won a medal in a doubles event at a World Championships, Winter Olympics, or European Championships until the debut of a mixed team event at both the European and World Championships in the late 1980s. In the 1958 World Championships, the silver and bronze pairs from Poland included one woman each.

At the European championships, Isser won six medals in the women's singles event. This included four straight golds (19521955), one silver (1956), and one bronze (1951).

References[edit]

  1. ^ tiroler-rodelverband Archived 21 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (German) retrieved 3 April 2011