Melitta Brunner

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Melitta Brunner
Melitta Brunner and Paul Kreckow 1932.jpg
Melitta Brunner with Paul Kreckow in 1932
Personal information
Born (1907-07-28)28 July 1907
Vienna, Austria
Died 26 May 2003(2003-05-26) (aged 95)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Partner Ludwig Wrede
Skating club WEV, Wien

Melitta Kreckow Brunner (née Brunner, 28 January 1907 – 26 May 2003) was an Austrian figure skater. Competing in pairs with Ludwig Wrede, she became the 1928 Olympic bronze medalist and a three-time World medalist, winning two silvers and a bronze.[1] As a single skater, she was the 1929 World bronze medalist.

After retiring from competitions Brunner taught skating in Switzerland and Great Britain. In December 1932 she married Paul Kreckow, a German figure skater from Berlin. They married in London, where they were giving skating demonstrations.[2] After World War II, Brunner performed in ice shows in Europe, and then immigrated to the United States. There she continued skating, and coached skaters into her nineties.[1]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Ladies' singles[edit]

Event 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Winter Olympics 7th
World Championships 5th 3rd 5th
Austrian Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd

Pairs with Ludwig Wrede[edit]

Event 1922 1923 1924 1928 1929 1930
Winter Olympics 3rd
World Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd
Austrian Championships 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st


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