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Fritzi Burger

Full name: Friederike "Fritzi" Burger (-Nishikawa)
Gender: Female
Born: June 6, 1910 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Died: February 16, 1999 in Portland, Maine, United States
Affiliations: WEV, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Fritzi Burger was Austrian champion four consecutive times from 1928-31 in ladies‘ figure skating and was the successor to [Herma Szabo], who had dominated the event in the 1920s. At the first European Championship with a separate ladies' competition, Burger won the gold medal in Berlin in 1930, although Sonja Henie of Norway did not compete that year. Burger was never able to beat Henie in a competition, so she mostly settled for second place, as at the 1931 and 1932 European Championships, also placing third in 1933. Burger also took part in four World Championships, winning silver in 1929 and 1932 and bronze in 1928 and 1931. At the Olympics, she suffered the same fate, twice losing out to Henie.

Burger finished her career in 1934 and went to London, where she married Shinkichi Nishikawa, a grandson of the Japanese pearl magnate Kokichi Mikimoto. Their son was born in 1937 in Tokyo, where she lived during the war, while continuing to skate professionally and entertain European visitors. During the war most members of her Jewish family were killed by the Nazis. In the 1990s, she lived in the United States, where she often gave interviews on figure skating history.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Women's Singles Austria AUT 2 Silver
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Women's Singles Austria AUT 2 Silver

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP O CFP FSP FSS
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings 2 4×3+ 25.0 2,248.50
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #1 3 293.25 3.0 156.8 136.50
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #2 2 322.00 2.0 182.3 139.75
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #3 4 316.50 4.0 173.5 143.00
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #4 5 336.75 5.0 190.5 146.25
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #5 6 282.00 6.0 148.8 133.25
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #6 3 348.00 3.0 198.5 149.50
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #7 2 350.00 2.0 197.3 152.75
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures 6 4×6+ 39.0 1,247.50
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #1 9 156.75 9.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #2 3 182.25 3.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #3 6 173.50 6.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #4 7 190.50 7.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #5 8 148.75 8.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #6 4 198.50 4.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #7 2 197.25 2.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating 2 4×2+ 18.0 1,001.0
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #1 3 136.50 3.0 10.50
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #2 2 139.75 2.0 10.75
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #3 2 143.00 2.0 11.00
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #4 3T 146.25 3.5 11.25
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #5 4 133.25 4.0 10.25
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #6 1T 149.50 1.5 11.50
1928 Winter 17 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #7 2 152.75 2.0 11.75
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings 2 4×2+ 18.0 2,167.1
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #1 2 317.0 2.0 188.3 128.7
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #2 4 303.5 4.0 181.7 121.8
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #3 2 320.6 2.0 191.9 128.7
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #4 3 311.2 3.0 188.3 122.9
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #5 2 304.8 2.0 180.7 124.1
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #6 2 300.2 2.0 177.3 122.9
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Final Standings Judge #7 3 309.8 3.0 183.4 126.4
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures 2 4×3+ 20.5 1,291.6
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #1 2 188.3 2.0
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #2 4 181.7 4.0
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #3 2 191.9 2.0
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #4 3T 188.3 3.5
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #5 3 180.7 3.0
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #6 2 177.3 2.0
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Compulsory Figures Judge #7 4 183.4 4.0
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating 2 4×2+ 17.5 875.5
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #1 2 128.7 2.0 11.2
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #2 2 121.8 3.0 10.6
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #3 2 128.7 2.0 11.2
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #4 3 122.9 3.0 10.7
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #5 2 124.1 2.0 10.8
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #6 2 122.9 2.0 10.7
1932 Winter 21 Lake Placid Figure Skating Austria Free Skating Judge #7 3T 126.4 3.5 11.0