|Olympic medal record|
|Representing West Germany|
|Country represented||West Germany|
21 December 1921 |
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
|Former partner||Ria Baran|
Paul Falk (born 21 December 1921) was a German pair skater. Born in Dortmund, Germany, he skated with Ria Baran and became two-time World champion and 1952 Olympic champion. Baran and Falk married during their active international figure skating.
The pair skated for the club Düsseldorfer EG and had no coach. Until 1951 Baran and Falk were not able to participate in international competitions because Germany was excluded from international sport after World War II. They were the first couple which performed side by side double jumps and they also invented the Lasso-Lift. Baran and Falk were never defeated in amateur competition.
In 1951 Falk was voted the male athlete of the year in Germany. After winning the Olympics in 1952 they turned professional and worked for Holiday on Ice. Falk's profession outside of athletics was precision mechanic.
(pairs with Ria Baran)
|Winter Olympic Games||1st|
- Paul Falk, SR/Olympic Sports
|German Sportsman of the Year
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