Melitta Brunner with Paul Kreckow in 1932
28 July 1907|
|Died||26 May 2003
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|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. 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. 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.
Pairs with Ludwig Wrede
- Melitta Brunner. sports-reference.com
- Famous skaters to wed in London tomorrow, Austrian girl champion and German champion – 16-December-1932. gettyimages.co.uk
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