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Ralph Burghart was born on 16 September 1966 in Vienna, Austria. He married U.S. figure skater Rory Flack in December 1992. They have two sons, Rendell, born 28 September 1993, and Remington, born 17 January 1997. Their elder son plays tennis for Division 1, Eastern Washington College and the younger competes in figure skating. Burghart and Flack divorced by 2009. He is now married to Cheryl Burghart.
Burghart began skating at age four and joined the EKE Vienna skating club in 1975. He became Austria's senior national champion for the first time in the 1984–85 season and was selected to compete at the 1985 European Championships. He placed 13th at the event in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 1988, Burghart won his third national title. After placing 14th at the European Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he competed at his first World Championships, finishing 16th in Budapest, Hungary. Burghart finished in the top ten at the 1990 European Championships in Leningrad, Soviet Union. He ranked seventh in the compulsory figures, tenth in the short program, ninth in the free skate, and ninth overall.
In the 1991–92 season, Burghart won his seventh national title and placed 11th at the 1992 European Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. He then represented Austria at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, finishing 18th. He ended his competitive career after his fifth appearance at the World Championships
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