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Ria Falk

Full name: Ria Falk (Baran-)
Gender: Female
Born: November 29, 1922 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: November 12, 1986 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: DEG Metro Stars, Düsseldorf (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Wife of Paul Falk.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Born Ria Baran, she married her partner Paul Falk during their career in pairs figure skating. They were undefeated in their career and won the gold medal at the 1952 Oslo Olympic Winter Games. In 1952, the father of Peter and Karol Kennedy challenged their amateur status, and investigations lasted until shortly before the start of the Winter Olympics, but they were then dismissed. From 1947-52 the Falks won six consecutive German titles. In 1951 they were allowed to participate in international competitions and won the European and the World Championships that year, defending both titles in 1952. In 1951 they also became roller skating World Champions. Ria was elected Sportswoman of the Year in 1950-52. Both later joined the professional ice revue Holiday On Ice. Ria Falk’s profession was as a secretary.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Germany-1 GER 1 Gold

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings 1
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #1 1
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #2 2
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #3 2
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #4 1
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #5 1
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #6 1
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #7 1T
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #8 1
1952 Winter 29 Oslo Figure Skating Germany-1 GER Paul Falk Final Standings Judge #9 1